An 18th Century Louis Xv, Vernis Martin Cartel, signed F. Lesage a Paris. Circa 1785-1790
The waisted case with scrolling foliate mounts and decorated with flowers on olive-green background, the top surmounted by pierced foliate scrolls, foliate scroll mounts to edges and surrounding the aperture to base, pierced foliage to side panels, the the gilt-bronze dial inset with Roman enamel hour plaques and Arabic five minutes, signed to centre F. LESAGE A PARIS, blued-steel hands, the twin barrel movement with rectangular plates and strike on bell, Apollo mask pendulum.
34½ in. (88 cm.) high; 17 in. (43 cm.) wide; 8½ in. (22 cm.) deep