B. Peers Chester - mahogany long case clock, 2 weights, pendulum, key, winder
Lot 471
A late 18th century figured mahogany 8 day long case clock, with moonphase and date hand Benjamin Peers. Chester. 1773-84
Sold for £1,625 (US$ 2,736) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A late 18th century figured mahogany 8 day long case clock, with moonphase and date hand
Benjamin Peers. Chester. 1773-84
Having a 14" hand painted break arch dial with Roman hours and Arabic minutes, the center with seconds dial and alarm hand with date ring, annotated B.Peers Chester', the arch with moonphase and Arabic dates, the spandrels as four seasons depicted in domestic scenes; the twin train movement ringing the hours on a bell; the hood with broken swan neck pediment with brass ball finial and brass capped fluted pillars, the shaped top long door with molded edge and stringing border flanked by fluted pilasters, the base with figured mirrored veneers, raised on bracket feet. With weights, pendulum, winder and case key. 237cm (93 1/2 inches) high

Footnotes

  • Benjamin Peers was granted Freedom of the City in 1784. He is recorded at various addresses but was probably working in Bridge Street or Eastgate Street at the time this clock was made.
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  1. Christopher Jarrey
    Specialist - Clocks
    Bonhams
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    New House
    Chester, CH3 5TD
    United Kingdom
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