A mid 18th century chinoisserie Act of Parliament timepiece Gabril [sic] Holland, Coventry
Lot 128W
A mid 18th century chinoisserie Act of Parliament timepiece Gabril [sic] Holland, Coventry
Sold for £22,500 (US$ 36,455) inc. premium

Lot Details
A mid 18th century chinoisserie Act of Parliament timepiece
Gabril [sic] Holland, Coventry
The 61cm (2ft) Roman and Arabic break arch dial signed in copperplate script below the chapter, with brass spade hands, bordered by shell and foliage motifs, over the short trunk with chamfered base and double ogee brackets flanking the break arch door, enriched with a typical temple scene and roosting birds, the weight driven movement with a five wheel train, anchor escapement and rectangular plates united by four knopped pillars. 156cm (61.5in) high by 77.5cm (30.5in)

Footnotes

  • Similar examples of this style of case are illustrated in Peter Heuer-Klaus Maurice's 'European Pendulum Clocks', Schiffer 1988, figure 312, page 162 and Martin Gatto's 'The Tavern Clock', Tavernicus Publishing 2010, Fig 1, page 7 and Fig.1-2, page 12.
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