A Louis Seize cartel-d'alcôve

Period:
circa 1790
Signature:
Louia Waltrin
Dimensions:
47 x 20 cm
Reference:
100-78

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A Louis Seize cartel-d'alcôve

Signed on the dial Louia Waltrin, that is Louis René Waltrin, working in Paris, 1771 - 89.
 
The cartel-d'alcôve is a clock for in a room where no daylight can enter.
 
On the right side of the cartel hangs a pull string to ring the bell.
 
This clock has a rehearsal timepiece "triage de nuit", a pull quarter repeat  on two bells.
 
 
 
Literature: Dictionnaire des Horlogers Francais. Tardy, page 651.
 
Provenance: Private collection Boskoop.

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