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André-Charles Boulle's furniture had elaborate inlays and was much copied

Attributed to André-Charles Boulle (1642-1732)

Floor standing clock 1675 - 1700

RCIN 30011

King's Dining Room, Windsor Castle

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The eminent clock-maker Pierre Gaudron (1695–1745) was well-known for his Boulle marquetry clocks. This pedestal clock is made of oak, veneered with ebony and brass and inlaid with premiere-partie Boulle marquetry of engraved pewter on tortoiseshell backed with red foil. It was bought in Paris by François Benois, George IV’s confectioner and agent for the furnishing of Carlton House. Gaudron’s original mechanism was recorded as ‘very old and useless’ and consequently replaced by Benjamin Louis Vulliamy in 1835.