An important Louis XIV 'Pendule Religieuse', marked 'Gaudron, Paris', early 18thC, H 97 - W 41 cm

An important French Louis XIV 'Pendule Religieuse', decorated with Boulle marquetry and ormolu mounts, underneath the dial is a scene with three beauties cutting a robe, and on top stands Chronos, the dial and inside mechanism marked 'Gaudron, Paris', early 18thC, H 97 - W 41 cm
It is well-known that Charles Boulle made several cases for the clock manufacture of Gaudron in Paris.

  • Condition: - completely restored
    - the gilt bronze feet and urns on top probably later
    - possibly some other bronze mounts not original
    - the back door and bottom of the case renewed
    - the Boulle work with some restoration, but in rather good condition
    - the glasses and mirror renewed
    - the functioning of the item wasn't checked but in an assay to wind the mechanism there was a slight resistance which in our opinion means that the spiral springs are in good condition.
    - furthermore, the clock appears in our opinion in good condition.