18th Century French Louis XV Clock by Denis-Francois Dubois


A rare and grand cartel clock by the Parisian clockmaker Denis-François Dubois, who died after 1791 and came from a renowned French horological dynasty. His grandfather was the clockmaker Pierre Dubois while his father was François Dubois (b.1732 d. after 1772) who worked for ten years as a compagnon to Julien as well as Pierre II Le Roy, François Béliard and Voisin fils. Denis-François Dubois, who married Marie-Madeleine Beaudet, was received as a Parisian maître in September 1767; by 1772 he was established at rue des Cordeliers and then in 1783 at rue des Fossés-Monsieur-le-Prince. Specializing as a maker of very fine clocks, he made movements for a number of Louis XV and Louis XVI period examples with earlier veneered cases supplied by the ébéniste François Duhamel (1723-1801) and later gilt bronze examples by the fondeur Nicolas Bonnet. (Source: Richard Redding Antiques)

35 x 16 3/4 x 9 in