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Antique French Louis XV Style Green Tortoisehell Boulle Clock by Delettrez & Klaftenberger.

J B Delettrez

Retailed by Klaftenberger

A late 19th century green tortoiseshell and engraved brass inlaid clock in the Louis XV style. Of small waisted form, the case finely inlaid to all four sides and with original gilt bronze mounts. The eight day Delettrez movement rack striking the hour and half hour on a bell with Brocot suspension. The gilt dial with enamel cartouche roman numerals. Movement and case numbered 26533.

Height 11 ¾” (30cm)

Width 6 ½” 16.5cm)

Depth 4″ (10cm)


Circa 1880

The initials JBD on the movement are a monogram of Jean Baptiste Delettrez who is recorded as living in Paris circa 1845 until circa 1885.

Charles Klaftenberger was trading from 1863 to 1881. Aubert & Klaftenberger traded in London from 1839 to 1857 and are recorded again in 1881. Alone or in partnership these two retailed some of the very finest French clocks.