A late 17th century longcase clock, the trunk decorated with Dutch marquetry
Lot 174
A late 17th century walnut and marquetry inlaid longcase clock of one month duration William Prevost, Newcastle
Sold for £9,600 (US$ 16,135) inc. premium
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A late 17th century walnut and marquetry inlaid one month duration longcase clock William Provost, N A late 17th century walnut and marquetry inlaid one month duration longcase clock William Provost, N
Lot Details
A late 17th century walnut and marquetry inlaid longcase clock of one month duration
William Prevost, Newcastle
The flat topped hood over Doric columns, convex throat moulding, long door with moulded edge and five panels of bird and foliate marquetry centred by an ebonised lenticle, the trunk sides inlaid with boxwood strung panels, the base panel simlarly inlaid, the 11 inch square brass dial with winged cherubs head spandrels interspersed with engraved foliage, silvered Roman and Arabic dial with elaborate half hour marks enclosing a matted centre with ringed winding squares and decorated date aperture the three dial feet latched to the movement with five knopped and finned latched pillars, with anchor escapement and outside countwheel strike on a bell

Footnotes

  • It is thought that William Prevost was of French extraction and was born in the early 1660s. Although based in Newcastle, he obviously visited London regularly and usually signed his dials with a London address. He married Margaret Badudouin at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Fish Street, London in 1689. His most famous clock is the year going and striking walnut longcase clock exhibited in the Horological Masterworks exhibition, item 44. The current lot shares with this the Newcastle address.

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