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Long Case Clock (Régulateur):Clock face
Long Case Clock (Régulateur):Clock face
Beneath the dial, Father Time supports the dial with his raised arms. The base on which Time sits is inscribed in Latin: Solem Audet Dicere Falsum (It dares the Sun to tell a lie).

Case attributed to André-Charles Boulle, furniture worker; movement by Antoine Gaudron, clockmaker
French, Paris, about 1680 - 1690
Oak veneered with tortoiseshell, pewter, brass, ebony, and ebonized fruitwood; gilt bronze mounts
H: 8 ft. 1 5/16 in. x W: 1 ft. 6 7/8 in. x D: 7 1/2 in.