A fine late 17th century walnut and marquetry longcase clock of one month duration
Daniel Quare, London
The overhanging cornice set on spirally twisted columns with giltwood bases and capitals, over an inlaid throat moulding, the long door set with shaped panels of bird-and-floral marquetry within ebony and boxwood strung borders, framing a glazed lenticle, on a similar panelled base on bun feet, the 11 inch square brass dial with winged cherubs head spandrels framing the signed silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring with minute track and inner quarter-hour track, the finely matted centre with subsidiary seconds dial and elaborate ringed decoration in patterns to the centre and date aperture, with boldly ringed winding squares, the movement with large rectangular plates united by five heavy knopped pillars, with anchor escapement and outside countwheel strike on the bell 2.05m (6ft 9ins) high.
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