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    A Frères Dumont Louis-XIV Lacquer, Brass, and Gilt Bronze-Mounted Religieuse Table Clock, Besançon, France, circa 1700
    Marks to face: DUMONT, ABESANÇON
    Marks to mechanism: Les Freres Dumont, ABesançon
    25-1/2 x 14-5/8 x 6 inches (64.8 x 37.1 x 15.2 cm)
    Freres


    The Religieuse table profusely ornamented with faux tortoiseshell and brass boulle marquetry inlay and gilt bronze mounts, with a shaped bonnet with eight torch finials and acanthus leaves to front corners, and arched pediment above a cuboid case with gilt bronze dial with enameled Roman numerals and engraved Arabic numerals supported by two female figures and an enameled maker's signature raised by winged putti at center, all flanked by figural mounts, with mask at base flanked by scrolls, all atop four gilt bronze toupie feet, the movement with verge escapement, a silk-suspended pendulum, and an outside count wheel for bell striking on hours and half hours.


    Condition Report*: Dulling and rubbing to gilt bronze mounts with refreshed gilding in areas, some gilt bronze mounts loose, a crack to the center of the scrolled gilt bronze mount at the front of the base, discoloration and surface scratches to brass, with some cracks and losses, cracks, chips, and other wear to the faux tortoiseshell inlay, cracks, surface scratches, and finish to wear of wood components, fleabites and flakes to edges of glass panes, with wear commensurate with late 17th-early 18th century age and normal use. Key is included. Heritage does not guarantee the completeness or working order of clock mechanisms.
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    Auction Dates
    March, 2019
    8th-10th Friday-Sunday
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