A fine late 17th century walnut
Lot 116W
A fine late 17th century walnut, ebony and boxwood parquetry inlaid longcase clock with ten inch dial
Sold for £40,800 (US$ 65,850) inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine late 17th century walnut, ebony and boxwood parquetry inlaid longcase clock with ten inch dial A fine late 17th century walnut, ebony and boxwood parquetry inlaid longcase clock with ten inch dial
A fine late 17th century walnut, ebony and boxwood parquetry inlaid longcase clock with ten inch dial
The rising hood with overhanging cornice supported on spirally twisted ebonised columns over a concave throat moulding and long trunk door centred by a lenticle, with ebonised half-round mouldings enclosing eight panels of boxwood and ebony inlay, the base with matching panels, the ten inch square brass dial with winged cherubs head spandrels enclosing a silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring with half quarter marks within the minute band, the matted centre with chamfered date aperture and subsidiary seconds dial, the movement united by five knopped and ringed pillars with anchor escapement and outside countwheel strike on a deep bell 1.99m (6ft 6.5ins) high.

Footnotes

  • This exquisite clock is reminiscent of the work of Joseph Knibb. A similar example is illustrated in Dawson, Drover, Parkes, 'Early English Clocks' plate 340.
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