A mid 18th century oak longcase clock with eight day movement by James Somervel
Lot 462
A mid 18th century oak longcase clock with 8 day movement James Somerve d.1746
Sold for £937 (US$ 1,513) inc. premium

Lot Details
A mid 18th century oak longcase clock with 8 day movement
James Somerve d.1746
Having a 12 1/2" square brass dial with silvered chapter, Roman hours and Arabic minutes, seconds dial and date aperture, the center engraved with birds and scrollwork, gilt brass 'four seasons' spandrels; the twin barrel movement striking the hours on a bell; the caddie top hood with griffin cresting, large wooden ball finial surmounts, stopped fretwork frieze above ebonised gilt capped ionic columns and side glasses, the long door with marquetry inlay above a crossbanded base raised on bracket feet, the whole with ebony and boxwood stringing and burrwood banding. With pendulum, weights and winder.

Footnotes

  • Brian Loomes Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, 21st Century Edition, mentions a James Summerville at Great Broughton in Cheshire in d.1746, and a second James Sommerville, with a numbered clock, place not stated, mid 18th century, who may be the same maker.

Saleroom notices

  • This clock is approximately 238cm (94 inches) high
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