Previous
Wall Clock on Bracket
Enlarge (20MB) Zoom in
This image is available for download, without charge, under the Getty's Open Content Program.

Case and bracket stamped by Antoine Foullet, furniture worker; movement by Lapina, clockmaker
French, Paris, about 1764
Oak veneered with red-, green-, and cream-painted horn and brass; enameled metal; gilt bronze
H: 3 ft. 10 3/4 in. x W: 1 ft. 7 1/2 in. x D: 11 1/4 in.
75.DB.7

Add to Getty Bookmarks

Ornament in the early Neoclassical style, such as ram's heads, triglyphs, and guttae, overlay this clock case and its supporting bracket. The flaming urns, swags, and Greek key fretwork were all motifs commonly used in the goût grec (Greek taste).

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.

Detail Views

Clock maker
Clock maker's signature

Foullet
Foullet's stamp