A good late 17th century walnut marquetry cased longcase clock Matthew Bunce, London
Lot 119W
A good late 17th century walnut marquetry cased longcase clock Matthew Bunce, London
Sold for £11,250 (US$ 18,056) inc. premium

Lot Details
A good late 17th century walnut marquetry cased longcase clock
Matthew Bunce, London
The case with overhanging cornice on spirally twisted columns over a long door inlaid with three shaped panels of bird and foliate marquetry on a matching base, all within a wide wheatear border, the 11 inch square brass dial with winged cherubs head spandrels enclosing a silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring with half-quarter marks and signature between VII and V, the matted centre with subsidary seconds, ringed winding squares and decorated date aperture, the movement with four knopped and finned pillars, anchor escapement and inside countwheel strike on a bell with outside detent 2.1m (6ft 11ins) high.

Footnotes

  • The first entry for Matthew Bunce is recorded between April 1684 and February 1685.

    There is a later entry which begins in April 1689. During this time Bunce was apprenticed to John Benson until 1696 and was made Free of the Clockmakers Company in July 1698. In 1699 he took on an apprentice, William Ley, who was made Free in 1711. There are no further entries for Bunce after 1699.
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