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a louis xiv ormolu-mounted tortoiseshell and brass-inlaid eb
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$150,000 - $250,000

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A LOUIS XIV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS-INLAID EBONY AND EBONIZED RÉGULATEUR DE PARQUET ATTRIBUTED TO ANDRÉ-CHARLES BOULLE, CIRCA 1710 The dial centered by entwined dragons and inset with white enamel cartouches with blue Roman numerals, the shield-shaped case surmounted by an ormolu putto mid-flight above scrolling foliage centered by a shell flanked by further foliage; the baluster-shaped center section with hinged door, the flared lower section with pendant ormolu foliate sprays flanking the arched pendulum aperture centered by a female mask with laurel wreath, raised on a rectangular plinth base with hinged door surrounded by leaf-tip borders, with an associated early 18th century English movement, the lower section possibly reduced in height 94 in. (238.8 cm.) high, 20 ¼ in. (51.4 cm.) wide, 10 ½ in. (26.7 cm.) deep