An early 18th century walnut cased longcase clock  Christopher Gould, Londini, Fecit
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An early 18th century walnut cased longcase clock Christopher Gould, Londini, Fecit
Sold for £4,800 (US$ 8,083) inc. premium
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An early 18th century walnut cased longcase clock
Christopher Gould, Londini, Fecit
Square topped hood with blind fret carved cornice over brass mounted three-quarter Doric columns to the front and quarter columns to the rear, the long door decorated with four panels of burr veneer of good colour and figuring within a half round moulded edge, the sides set with two rectangular panels within herringbone inlaid borders, on a replaced base, the boldly signed 12 inch square brass dial with single engraved line to the edge enclosing winged cherubs head and lambrequin spandrels interspersed with engraved foliage, the wide silvered chapter ring with Roman hours, arabic minutes and cross half-quarter markers, the matted centre with small subsidiary seconds dial, ringed winding squares and a foliate scroll engraved centre, the movement with five knopped and finned pillars, anchor escapement and inside rack strike on a bell. (Case associated) 2.21m (7ft 3in) high.

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  • Christopher Gould was admitted to the Clockmakers Company as a Free Brother in 1682. He is most commonly associated with the exquisitely inlaid longcase clocks that are among the most decorative and attractive of the late 17th and early 18th century. Unfortunately, he was declared bankrupt in 1706 and relied on the Clockmakers Company for a pension from 1713, until his death in 1718.
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