Long-Case clock

Oak, pine; veneers of tulipwood, satiné and stringings of ebony and box; glass, gilt bronze, brass and steel | 221.2 x 56.8cm | c. 1780

Nicolas Petit

The gilt-bronze group on the top of this clock shows Apollo in his chariot, whipping his horses into action to gallop across the sky, an illustration of a scene from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. This motif is a particularly appropriate embellishment for a c...
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