A rare late 17th/early 18th century seaweed marquetry inlaid table clock
Claude Du Chesne, London
The caddy top surmounted by a cast foliate bud handle with acorn pommels, the caddy inlaid with two pairs of birds within foliate scrolls, over a well moulded cornice and long arched side apertures to a panel base, inlaid with symmetrical patterns in ebony and boxwood, including the mask and rear door interior, the twin fusee movement (gut now replaced with wire) with five knopped and finned pillars now with anchor escapement, with rack strike on the bell and repeating the quarters on a run of five bells and hammers, the backplate engraved all over with a symmetrical pattern of foliate scrolls within a stylised wheatear border 43cms (17ins) high.
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