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18th Century Rococo Wall Clock.

18th Century Rococo Wall Clock. sold

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"18th Century Rococo Wall Clock."
This lovely old cartel clock is in the rococo style that prevailed during the reign of Louis XV. Made with great ingenuity and intense creativity by Balthazar Martinot (1636-1714), the clock bears a royal trace. Old French cartel clocks are a source of inspiration for art lovers, and the Rococo style features abstract and romantic designs and vibrant colors. The front dial is in white enamel with black Roman numerals on a gilt bronze background. In addition to Roman numerals, the outer circle is embellished with Arabic numerals. The core of this precious antique clock is made of violet wood, which has a warm reddish brown and is combined with the luxurious golden color of gilded bronze. In addition to the floral designs that adorn the corners of the clock, there are feminine and romantic designs of pale pink flowers covering both sides of the clock frame as well as the bottom and top sides. The clock honors femininity through very small details. Typically floral designs or hour and minute hands are created with extremely graceful curves. This feminine style is completely different from the ostentatious and masculine Baroque style of the reign of Louis XIV. The cartel clock not only represents elegance and nobility, but also undoubtedly displays femininity. The accuracy of this clock is always guaranteed by overhaul for the best quality. An antique French cartel clock not only shows the sweetness of femininity but is also a witness of time to a glorious era. To this day, the clock designed by Balthazar Martinot has retained its period character.

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