Wednesday, 02 May 2018 15:04

Treasure - waiting for his rediscovery for centuries


Like a little boy, I've always dreamed about adventure, the search for treasures, and everything that was covered with some mystery.

Even more when it was with some historical subtext. Perhaps that is why I am currently deal with the restoration of historical objects by revealing their original beauty.

In our country, discoveries of lost history are becoming increasingly uncommon, and if we want to find some quality antiques, we have to go beyond the borders.

At the end of the summer, I was inspired by the atmosphere of the summer, with its history, in southern France.


Experiences from sightseeing tours such as the Avignon fortress or the Notre Dame de Sénanque monastery with the scent of lavender are unforgettable, but it always makes me more drawn into the stone-built villages. On my journeys, I found myself in the mountain town of Collobrières, which fascinated me, and in which I abstained longer than I originally thought, and where I discovered the treasure already mentioned. Beneath the layer of aged dust stood the console clock - "Boulle", in a rather dysfunctional state, but almost complete. For me it was like a fairy tale about Sleeping Beauty. The bad condition of clocks actually suits me because the price for very valuable hours was quite acceptable. My visit to a beautiful town was spiced up by the discovery of treasure.


An impressive, 1.2 meter high ebony clock, engraved with engraved brass and tortoise, planted with a bronze application made by the Charles Boulle family of the French royal court. André-Charles Boulle (1642 –1732), is the most famous French cabinetmaker and the preeminent artist in the field of marquetry also known as "Inlay".[Boulle was "the most remarkable of all French cabinetmakers". He was commended to Louis XIV of France. The son Joseph Boulle joined his father's work.

The clock will go through a complete challenging reconstruction and then they will look for their new owner.

David Fiala