Beautiful bright red Boulle clock. Stands 75 cm high x 38 x 15 cm. Named after Andre Charles Boulle who followed in his fathers footsteps and became a cabinetmaker. In 1672 he was appointed court artist and took up residence in the Louvre, the Royal Palace in paris. He was the first artist allowed more than one artistic discipline because he needed more than one to complete his works of arts. His workshop was famous for producing furniture with flower designs sophisticately executed in marquetry (inlay) with wood, metal, natural shell and tusk.