Louis XV Cartonnier with Clock


A Highly Unusual Louis XV Gilt-Bronze Mounted Marquetry Cartonnier. France, 18th century. This bombé shaped cartonnier (an ornamental box for papers usually for placing on a desk), surmounted by a gilt-bronze putto and a cockerel. The top section is inset with a clock, signed "BRINDEAU / A PARIS" on the face, above eight tooled green leather fronted drawers with scroll handles, the shaped sides and back finely inlaid with marquetry panels. 

The clock-maker Nicolas Brindeau was active in Paris beginning in 1749 and died in 1788. 

42 x 27 x 18 ½ in.