An impressive Louis XV style, gilt brass mounted Boulle Bracket Clock. Dial signed HENRY BRIGHT, PARIS, mid to late 19th century.
The two train outside countwheel bell striking movement with rectangular plates united by four cylindrical pillars pinned through the backplate, the going train with anchor escapement regulated by pendulum with decorative sunburst mask cast bob, the backplate stamped with VINCENTI & CIE, MADAILLE D'ARGENT, 1855 roundel, the 10 inch circular 25 piece cartouche numeral dial with convex white enamel centre insribed HENRY BRIGHT, PARIS within chapter ring with blue-on-white Roman hour numerals within rococo borders and conforming black Arabic five minutes to outer track, with pierced steel hands, the engraved cut brass and red shell marquetry veneered waited case with surmount cast as Chronos seated on a sphere applied to a concav-sided suprstructure decorated with foliate scrollsflanked by leaf cat mounts to the angles, the front with rococo scroll cast crest over leafy gilt brass-framedarch-glazed door enclosing marquetry veneered inside surface to the rear door and incorporating cats panel featuring a Ho-Ho bird within rococo scrolls to lower edge, the surround decorated with leafy scrolls within line border, the sides with tall recessed arch windows between marquetry panel veneered upper and lower margins, on generous scroll cast feet with cartouche apron between; with a wall bracket en suite of ogee outline with applied leaf cast mount to edge of the table over confoming cut brass and red shell stylised foliate marquetry veneers to front and sides interrupted by rococo scroll cast mounts applied to angles, the base with further conforming mount.
The clock 91.5 cm (36") high, the clock and wall bracket 128.5cm (50.5") high overall.
Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.