The Wallace Collection

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Long-case clock and barometer
  • Long-case clock and barometer
  • Balthazar Lieutaud (active between: c. 1749) , Case Maker
  • Ferdinand Berthoud (1727 - 1807), Movement Maker
    Probably Philippe Caffiéri (1714 - 1774), Bronze Manufacturer, (mounts)
  • France
  • c. 1768
  • Oak, ebony, gilt bronze, glass, brass, enamel and blued steel, mercury in barometer
  • Object size: 235.5 x 56.4 x 34.8 cm
  • Stamp: 'B. LIEUTAUD' Four times
    Inscription: 'FERDINAND BERTHOUD' Painted
    Inscription: 'Ferdinand Berthoud / A PARIS' Engraved
    Inscription: 'A. Chubb Battersea / Dequay / Taeschler' Scratched
    Inscription: 'Par / Damie en or' Written in ink
    Inscription: 'Buzot juillet 1777' Scratched
  • F271
  • Large Drawing Room
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  • Weight-driven clock with a case of oak veneered with ebony. The heavy gilt-bronze mounts are typical of the early neo-classical style. The clock has a compensating pendulum made of brass and steel rods.