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a rare 18th century french bracket clock by pierre le roy c1770


A Rare 18th Century French Bracket Clock By Pierre Le Roy C1770


£4,750 | $6,467 USD | €5,287 EUR
Item Number: SA766672
Date of manufacture: 18th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Overton Clocks of Chesterfield ltd
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This rare 18th century French clock was made by the companionship of Denis Francois Dubois and Pierre Le Roy. Denis came from a famous clockmaking dynasty that included his grandfather and father Francois (1732-1772). His father was companion to Julian as well as Pierre Le Roy. It is almost certain that Denis carried on with this partnership after his fathers death, Denis rose through the ranks and was appointed a Parisian Maitre in 1772. He is known to have supplied clocks to Louis XV and Louis XVI and a number of fine clocks by him can be found in a number of museums. The famous Pierre II Le Roy (1717-1785) was one of France finest clockmakers, was Clockmaker to the King Louis XV and his developments in clockmaking have been considered as the foundation the modern precision clocks. The absolutely stunning case with the stamp for B Lieutaud (1720-1780) is for one of the most important cabinet makers of Louis XV, He became master in 1749. His work was often for the royal courts and this clock is of this highest of standards having incredibly rare fine embossed Russia Calf with polychrome goldfish profusely covering the case.. the fine gilt ormolu is exceptional.. the fine movement has Dutch striking ringing on one bell for the hour.. then repeating the hour on a second bell at the half past point.
The case has been very sympathetically cleaned of all dust and dirt and the fire gilt ormolu has been polished with chalk to ensure that the gold has not been removed. The fine movement has been fully overhauled my me personally and comes with a full three year guarantee for your peace of mind.
An absolutely fabulous clock that is both unique and incredibly rare, manufactured by France’s leading craftsmen of the 18th century.
With over twenty five years experience in restoring and conserving clocks and working on some of the finest and complicated clocks for a select group of the best antique clock dealers in the country.
As well as this, Overton Clocks has now decided to offer our customers the opportunity to purchase fine antique clocks that have been personally selected for their unique or special features. Each clock has been expertly restored to the highest of standards by myself. Overton clocks ensures peace of mind in your investment, by personally offering three years warranty on all of our timepieces.
I am a master clockmaker, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and a member of the British watch and clockmakers guild. Overton Clocks is a traditional clock shop based in the heart of Chesterfield on two floors hosting a showroom and in-house fully equipped workshop.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Height = 59 cm (23.2")
Width = 32 cm (12.6")
Depth = 17 cm (6.7")

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