|Object Name||Clock, Shelf|
|Other Name||bracket clock|
Reproduction French Bracket clock made in the Religieuse style. Case of red tortoise shell veneer with brass inlay on blackened oak. Red velvet lining on the dial plate with an engraved brass. Nineteenth century French movement with count wheel strike, anchor recoil escapement, square plates.
|Material||wood, tortoise shell, brass, velvet|
|Place of Origin||France|
The Religieuse style was popular in France under Louis XIV (1643-1715), well known for constructing the Palace of Versailles. It isn't surprising that this style mimicked the opulence and ornate craftsmenship seen elsewhere during his reign, featuring ebony or tortoise shell veneers, bress or pewter inlays, and gilt-bronze decoration (called ormolu).