The Wallace Collection

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Filing-cabinet and clock
  • Filing-cabinet and clock
  • Attributed to André-Charles Boulle (1642 - 1732) , (clock and filing-cabinet)
  • Jean Moisy (1714 - 1782), Movement Maker
  • France and England
  • c. 1715 (clock and filing-cabinet)
    c.1766 (clock movement)
    1834 - 1845 (cupboard base and filing cabinet transformed into medal cabinet)
  • Oak, ebony, brass, gilt bronze, première-partie Boulle marquetry of brass and turtleshell, fruitwood, pinewood, walnut, amaranth, birchwood, steel, glass and enamel
  • Object size: 49 x 59 x 33.5 cm, clock
    Object size: 33.8 x 86.2 x 38 cm, filing-cabinet
    Object size: 100 x 92.4 x 39 cm, cupboard
  • Inscription: 'LE, ROY. / Â, PARIS.' Enamelled
    Inscription: 'J. Merfield / 5 Radcliffe Terrace, / Goswell Road, / LONDON.' Enamelled
    Inscription: 'Moisy A Paris No 733' Engraved
    Inscription: 'Tupman April 1st 1845 / June 1848 / Palmy à Lille 1799 / Degré' Scratched
    Inscription: 'H. Hildersley 1920' Scratched
    Inscription: 'Buzot / octobre 1766' Scratched
  • F413
  • Reserve Gallery
Commentary
History
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Clock: Probably Randon de Boisset sale, 27 February - 25 March 1777, no. 773; Paillet. Donjeux sale, 29 April 1793, no. 545; Lille, 1799; London, 1834 - 1845. All parts, Earl of Pembroke sale, Paris, 27 June - 10 July 1862, no. 204; Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford.