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Louis XVI Style Grand Regulator Clock
- This longcase clock evokes both scientific wonder and artistic mastery
- Resplendent in its Louis XVI design, this timepiece is reminiscent of Riesener's work
- Surmounting the astonishing timepiece is the celestial star-studded globe featuring playful putti
- The mahogany case features adorned glass, revealing the impressive two-train movement
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While most regulator clocks were created purely for function rather than aesthetics, this timepiece is set apart by its equally ornate case. Emerging. . .
While most regulator clocks were created purely for function rather than aesthetics, this timepiece is set apart by its equally ornate case. Emerging from a celestial star-studded globe, the clock's circular face features intricate relief casting and enamel Roman numeral numbers. The twin-train clock movement, adorned with the radiant visage of Apollo and a sunburst pendulum, lends a touch of Classical inspiration. Playful putti surmount the elaborate timepiece, with their gilt robes draping across the sides of the clock's globe-shaped apex.
The clock's mahogany case assumes an oblong tapering shape and is accentuated by gilt-bronze framed glass panels. The front glass is adorned with a gilt ribbon-tied trailing flower design. As one observes the clock from various angles, fluted pilasters with neoclassical capitals create a sense of regal grandeur. Each glass panel allows glimpses of the clock's two-train movement, showcasing the timepiece's expert craftsmanship. Regulator clocks have been renowned as the most accurate of the weight-driven clocks since they were first created, and this magnificent timepiece highlights this horological achievement. Crafted with precision and attention to detail, this longcase clock serves as a tribute to the skilled clockmakers of the Louis XVI period, marrying masterful artistry with horological expertise.
100 1/2" high x 18 3/4" wide x 14 3/4" deep