A late 17th century marquetry longcase clock John Barnett, Londini Fecit
Lot 38W
A late 17th century marquetry longcase clock John Barnett, Londini Fecit
Sold for £15,000 (US$ 24,873) inc. premium
Auction Details
A late 17th century marquetry longcase clock John Barnett, Londini Fecit
Lot Details
A late 17th century marquetry longcase clock
John Barnett, Londini Fecit
The walnut veneered formerly rising hood with flat cornice and cross banded glazed front and side panels, over the convex throat moulding and long front door, enriched with shaped panels of birds amongst flowers and foliage on an ebony ground, the plinth base with corresponding decoration, the signed 10 inch Roman and Arabic brass dial with foliate cherub spandrels, fleur-de-lis half hour markers, subsidiary seconds dial and calendar aperture on a matted ground, the weight driven movement converted to dead beat escapement, with inside countwheel strike on a bell, the plates united by five knopped pillars. 2m (6ft 6.75in)

Footnotes

  • John Barnett appears to have been a prolific maker, with several examples of his work sold in these rooms including a quarter chiming longcase 14th July 2005; a marquetry longcase 12th December 2006 and a month going longcase 17th June 2008.

    Brian Loomes notes in "The Early Clockmakers of Great Britain" NAG Press 1981, page 72, that John Barnett was born circa 1662 and that he was apprenticed to John Ebsworth between 1675 and 1682, being made free of the Clockmakers' Company the same year. He took four apprentices, George Clent, Benjamin Hume, James Hagger and William Webster. He worked at the sign of the Peacock in Lothbury and appears to have died around 1702.
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