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Boulle clock
  • France
  • Boulle clock, 1700s
  • Where object was made: France
  • brass, wood, gilding, bronze, silver inlay, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 214.6 x 50.8 x 18.4 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 84 1/2 x 20 x 7 1/4 in
  • Gift of L. E. Phillips
  • Not on display
  • 1970.0080

Tall Boulle case clock with three gilt bronze allegorical figures surmounting the face and a circular front window. It has a wooden frame of very ornate decorations in inlaid silver and brass in a kind of marble like surface. The metal face is painted with Roman numerals. There is a gold eagle at upper register in between the face and pendulum. Decorative work seems to have been added after the original work was completed.