AN 18TH CENTURY LOUIS XV, VERNIS MARTIN CARTEL SIGNED F. LESAGE A PARIS.
The waisted case with scrolling foliate mounts and decorated with flowers on olive-green background, the top surmounted by pierced foliate scrolls, foliate scroll mounts to edges and surrounding the aperture to base, pierced foliage to side panels, the the gilt-bronze dial inset with Roman enamel hour plaques and Arabic five minutes, signed to centre F. LESAGE A PARIS, blued-steel hands, the twin barrel movement with rectangular plates and strike on bell, Apollo mask pendulum.
François Lesage: signed F. Lesage A Paris, was received as Maître Horologer in 1790-1796
F. Lesage A Paris workshop: 91 Rue Hamelot Truffaut in Paris and was clockmaker to the Emperor Napoleon III.
34½ in. (88 cm.) high; 17 in. (43 cm.) wide; 8½ in. (22 cm.) deep
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