A good early 18th century numbered 8-day burr walnut longcase clock George Graham, London No.588, c.1717

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Lot 90TP
A good early 18th century numbered 8-day burr walnut longcase clock
George Graham, London No.588, c.1717

£ 40,000 - 60,000
US$ 52,000 - 78,000

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19 Jun 2019, 14:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

A good early 18th century numbered 8-day burr walnut longcase clock
George Graham, London No.588, c.1717
The flat-topped hood with blind fret carved frieze set on three-quarter and quarter columns mounted with brass Doric capitals and bases, the long door punch numbered twice to the front edge, veneered with lively figuring and framed by an elaborate moulded edge, over a feather-banded rectangular base, the sides further inlaid with feather banded panels. The 11 inch square brass dial with double screwed Indian mask spandrels interspersed by foliate engraving, the right hand edge set with the maintaining power lever, the silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring with floating lozenge half hour markers, finely matted centre with subsidiary seconds dial, chamfered date aperture (with pin adjustment) and an applied nameplate, 'Geo: Graham, London', with original blued steel hands (the hour hand on a hexagonal boss) secured by four latched dial feet to the substantial weight driven, eight-day movement, the plates united by five heavy knopped pillars riveted to the back and latched to the frontplate, the going train with bolt and shutter maintaining power and anchor escapement with a long steel crutch to a pendulum with circular-section steel rod terminating in a brass bob with engraved rating nut. The striking train with pivoted steel rack striking on bell, supported on an oak seatboard, set with a brass L-shaped bracket to the backplate keying into a reciprocal T-shaped bracket on the backboard, 2.02m (6ft 7.5ins) high.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    A Private UK collection, purchased from Asprey & Company 1972. Three letters from Asprey accompany the lot, all signed by Jack Pearce.

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A good early 18th century numbered 8-day burr walnut longcase clock George Graham, London No.588, c.1717
A good early 18th century numbered 8-day burr walnut longcase clock George Graham, London No.588, c.1717
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