The Wallace Collection

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Filing-Cabinet and clock
  • Filing-Cabinet and clock
  • Attributed to Charles Cressent (1685 - 1768) , on the basis of the figure mounts
  • Attributed to Jacques Confesseur (1685 - 1759), casting and chasing of mounts of top section
  • France
  • c. 1740 - 1745 (upper section with clock)
    c.1800 - before 1848 (doors added to upper section, and lower section made to match upper section)
    1800 - 1825 (silk supsension of clock movement replaced with pendulum suspension, and replacement pallets added)
  • Oak, veneered with satiné and amaranth, ebony and box stringings, walnut shelves and divisions, gilt bronze (upper and lower sections); brass, steel spring suspension, enamel, blued steel, glass (clock on upper section); adjustable shelves veneered with amaranth, glass (lower section); steel keys
  • Object size: 221 x 102.9 x 35.6 cm
  • Inscription: 'HERVÉ / A PARIS' In black
    Inscription: 'Hervé AParis' Engraved, with some of original wax filling remaining
    Inscription: A foliated 'D / Dec 18th 1920 / H Hildersley' Scratched
  • F72
  • Small Drawing Room
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