A Fine Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Cartel Clock and Barometer, After The Model By Martin Carlin.
French, Circa 1870.
The dial signed ‘Robin’.
This large and very fine cartel clock and barometer has a combination circular white enamel dial framed by gilt-bronze trailing oak leaves and surmounted by a urn en flambeau. The tapering case below is mounted with ribbon tied garlands and fronded acanthus.
The design is based on the celebrated model by Martin Carlin, (maître 176), formerly at Château d’Eu and now conserved at the Louvre (see C. Dreyfus, Documents d’Art, Musée du Louvre, Le Mobilier Français, Epoque de Louis XVI, vol. 2 Paris, 1921, pl.17, p. 8).