Louis XV period cartel by Le Lubois
Cartel to pose of Louis XV period, Boulle marquetry of brass and brown tortoiseshell. Beautiful ornamentation of finely chiseled and gilded bronzes, decorated with cherubs holding a scythe for one (at the depreciation) and an hourglass for the second (on the glass of the door), symbolizing the time that passes. On the door, a blue enameled cartridge on a white background, indicates the name of the watchmaker, signature which is taken on the back plate of the movement. Movement of time, bell at the passage of time and half an hour. Movement in working condition, completely revised by a watchmaker and guaranteed. Toussaint-Michel Le Lubois, a Parisian clockmaker, obtained his master's degree in 1724 and practiced rue du Pont au Change, then rue Saint Antoine from 1743 and finally place Baudoyer in 1745. Very good condition; slight wear to the gilding. Parisian work of the first half of the 18th century. Louis XV period.