A George III lacquered tall case clock
Joseph Grey, Durham
second half 18th century
The hood with caddy top surmounted by gilt finials the trunk enclosed by an arched panel door, on plinth base, overall chinoiserie decorated with figures in formal landscapes against a faux tortoiseshell ground, the twelve-inch arched brass dial with silvered chapter ring having Roman hours and Arabic minutes and subsidiary seconds dial and date aperture to the matte center within cast spandrels, the twin train movement striking on a bell.
height 96in (244cm)