Cartel clock, Charles Cressent, c. 1756

Cartel clock, Charles Cressent, c. 1756

oak (wood), h 115.0cm × w 52.0cm × d 38.0cm. More details

The famous Paris cabinetmaker Cressent trained as a sculptor. He excelled in working with gilt bronze. Surmounting this wall clock is the winged figure of Father Time with his scythe, threatening to cut the thread of life of Cupid, the god of love, who drops his bow and arrow in fear. Cressent created an asymmetrical Rococo composition, built up of a large scroll and motifs derived from nature.

On display in room 1.4

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