An early 18th century walnut longcase clock J. Windmills, London
Lot 74W
An early 18th century walnut longcase clock J. Windmills, London
Sold for £5,625 (US$ 9,444) inc. premium
Auction Details
An early 18th century walnut longcase clock J. Windmills, London
Lot Details
An early 18th century walnut longcase clock
J. Windmills, London
The flat cornice over a later fret, pillars and concave throat moulding, the plain trunk with long door with simple moulding and circular lenticle, raised on the crossbanded plinth base, the signed 11 inch Roman and Arabic brass dial with foliate mask spandrels intercepted by engraved foliate scrolls, the matted centre with subsidiary seconds dial, calendar aperture and ringed winding holes, the weight driven movement with latched front plate, anchor escapement and rack strike on a bell, the plates united by six finned and knopped pillars. 216cm (7ft 1in)

Footnotes

  • Joseph Windmills was one of the finest makers working at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries. Several examples of his movements, dial engraving or cases are almost identical to that of his better known contemporaries such Thomas Tompion and Daniel Quare.
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  1. Charles Crisford
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    Bonhams
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    United Kingdom
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  2. James Stratton
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    Bonhams
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    London, W1S 1SR
    United Kingdom
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