A very rare Charles II clock by CHARLES GRETTON, London c1685 Charles Gretton was a celebrated maker of early clocks. He was born in 1649 and apprenticed at the age of 13, eventually becoming Free in 1670. He established his workshop in Fleet Street and was eventually appointed Master in 1700. He is thought to have died circa 1730.
A pair of gilt-bronze-mounted ebony veneered, tortoiseshell, pewter and brass inlaid contre-and première-partie boulle marquetry cabinets, in the manner of Etienne Levasseur Louis XVI, late 18th century each with a rectangular Sicilian jasper veneered marble top,the door enclosing a shelf; the backboards with a paper inventory label with ink manuscript `T229'
With its tailored simplicity, this curio would work equally well in soft traditional or sleek modern interiors. The curio is solidly built in select hardwood solids and veneers with a dark and dramatic Chocolate Cherry II finish. Our curio features a mirrored back, halogen lighting, adjustable glass shelves, and adjustable glides for leveling. It has a two-way felt-lined sliding door with lock.