A late 17th century oyster veneered longcase clock with ten inch dial
Thomas Fordham, London
The associated case with rebuilt hood over a slim trunk with (now filled) lenticle surrounded by an intricate pattern of oyster veneered pieces set in geometric patterns, over a rebuilt base, the sides further veneered with oyster pieces in rectangular panels, the 10 inch square brass dial with large winged cherubs head spandrels enclosing the Roman and Arabic chapter ring with inner quarter hour track and stylised fleur de lys half hour markers, the finely matted centre with ringed winding squares, subsidiary seconds and chamfered date aperture, the weight driven movement with five knopped and finned pillars, anchor escapement and inside countwheel strike on a bell 1.96m (6ft 5ins) high.
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