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Wall Clock on Bracket
Paris, France (Place created)
Veneered with panels of green, red, and cream painted horn on oak carcass; gilt bronze mounts; enameled metal
118.7 x 49.5 x 28.6 cm (46 3/4 x 19 1/2 x 11 1/4 in.)
Ornament in the early
The use of horn veneer painted red, green, and cream seems to be unique among French clocks and furniture; it may have been an attempt to imitate cloisonné enamel on Chinese bronzes.