Inscription: (below center of dial): Cachard sucr. de Ch. Le Roi/ A PARIS; (at bottom of dial): Dubuis
The clock descended in the Sears family, and was originally owned by David Sears II (1787-1871) and Miriam Clarke Mason Sears (1788-1870) of 42 Beacon Street, Boston. The wealthy couple purchased a number of objects made abroad, and may have procured this clock through their Paris agent, Samuel Wells. The clock descended in the family until it was acquired by Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc. in 2007.