A late 17th century walnut marquetry longcase clock with rare inlay Thomas West, London

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Lot 43TP
A late 17th century walnut marquetry longcase clock with rare inlay
Thomas West, London

£ 5,000 - 7,000
US$ 6,500 - 9,100

Fine Clocks

19 Jun 2019, 14:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

A late 17th century walnut marquetry longcase clock with rare inlay
Thomas West, London
The case with caddy over turned columns, the trunk with foliate scroll border framing the long door inlaid with two family coats of arms, on an inlaid base, the 12 inch square brass dial with crown-and-cherub spandrels framing the bold silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring, finely matted centre with subsidiary seconds dial and engraved date aperture, the movement with five (originally six, one removed) knopped and ringed pillars, (later) deadbeat escapement and rack strike on a bell (some restoration to the movement including a replaced strike/silent lever), now with a wooden rod pendulum suspended from a heavy cock mounted on the backboard and terminating in a substantial brass-faced lenticular bob.
231cms (90 1/2ins) high
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