Clock and stand from our Furniture Masterpiece Collection.
42H 31W 13D
Tarsia an Incastro or Boulle Marquetry: The technique invented in the 17th century was later called boulle marquetry because of the impressive and extensive use made of it by the French cabinet-maker, Andre-Charles Boulle and he was the Master cabinetmaker to the King, Louis XIV.
The name and the technique became so famous that his type of furniture remained fashionable with makers and collectors and examples are found in the world's finest furniture collections.
Today one of the materials, turtle shell, is very rare because the species of turtle from which it comes is protected. This has made the production of this furniture almost impossible, consequently, Boulle marquetry is now more desirable than ever.
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