A fine early 18th century marquetry inlaid walnut longcase clock John Kynning, London

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Lot 152
A fine early 18th century marquetry inlaid walnut longcase clock
John Kynning, London

Sold for £ 38,400 (US$ 52,817) inc. premium

Fine Clocks

11 Dec 2007, 14:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

A fine early 18th century marquetry inlaid walnut longcase clock
John Kynning, London
the caddy top inlaid to the front and with brass finials over a pair of matching pierced sound frets supported by a pair of gesso mounted Doric columns to the front and matching quarter columns to the rear, the concave throat moulding also inlaid over the long burr walnut door with three panels of well executed bird and foliate inlay on ebonised grounds within a wheat ear border on ebonised grounds within a D-moulding, on a matching base all enclosed by a running seaweed border, on a matching apron and block feet, the trunk sides inlaid with two pairs of panels, the 11 inch square brass dial with strike/not strike lever set within the engraved wheatear border enclosing the cherub and crown spandrels, silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring with arrow-head half quarter marks, wide subsidiary seconds dial with inner track mounted on the matted centre with ringed winding squares, rose engraved centre and decorated date aperture with slot for date adjustment at the end of the shorter months, the substantial movement with seven knopped and ringed pillars, chiming each quarter on a nest of eight bells and rack striking the hour on a bell 241cm (7ft11in) high.

Footnotes

  • Born circa 1679, John Kynning was apprenticed to Peter Wise until 1700 and freed in May 1701. Family tradition has it that this clock was exhibited in a major London Museum in the 19th century.
A fine early 18th century marquetry inlaid walnut longcase clock John Kynning, London
A fine early 18th century marquetry inlaid walnut longcase clock John Kynning, London
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