An early Queen Anne period marquetry Longcase Clock by Daniel Quare
An early Queen Anne period marquetry Longcase Clock by Daniel Quare
An early Queen Anne period marquetry Longcase Clock by Daniel Quare
An early Queen Anne period marquetry Longcase Clock by Daniel Quare
An early Queen Anne period marquetry Longcase Clock by Daniel Quare

DANIEL QUARE (1649-1724)

An early Queen Anne period marquetry Longcase Clock by Daniel Quare

c. 1705 England

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An early Queen Anne period marquetry Longcase Clock by Daniel Quare, the 12” square dial with silvered chapter ring, pierced brass crown & cherub spandrels, fine matt centre, ringed winding holes, decorated calendar aperture, silvered seconds ring & calendar [the well pierced blued steel hour hand possibly later]. The 8-day striking movement with anchor escapement & outside count wheel [an early feature] & with original brass cased weights. The hood with concave moulding [post 1700], caddy top, two pierced sound 14ntho, full front columns & rear ¼ columns each with gilt bases & capitols, the hood with two carved giltwood finials in the form of urns. The case door with an olive green glass, bulls eye, pendulum aperture below two marquetry winged angels. The case hood, front, plinth & sub-plinth all with marquetry set to an ebony ground, with 5 vases issuing foliage [carnations, peonies & lilies etc] with 3 birds amidst arabesques – the case door to a geometric border. The case sides with two cross banded walnut panels.

The case and movement are English and original to each other.
Dial:
The blued steel hour hand is bevelled and possibly later however it is old, the minute and second hands are later replaced but these are old.
7 ½ minute indicators on the chapter ring denoting half quarters. The finely cast and finished spandrels in original lacquered brass finish, the chevron engraving to the perimeter of the face is original and very nice quality.
Movement:
4 finely ringed pillars
original wheel work with brass domed collets (escape wheel without collet and possibly later).
The Seat board is replaced with period oak and exceptionally well done. The original Pendulum which sits correctly in original glass aperture.
The brass cased weights with rounded base are original.

Case:
Oak carcass
Horizontal cracking through sub plinth base panel, consistent with age and construction.
Horizontal and vertical cracking through the trunk door, consistent with age and construction
Finials and column bases and capitols end are regilded.
Footnotes:
Rare to retain the sub plinth base and marquetry caddy top
Exhibited at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, illustrated in the 1937 exhibition catalogue, page 29, fig C22
Daniel Quare, a quaker, [b.1648-d.1724] & contemporary of Thomas Thompion, was one of the most celebrated & popular English horologists, becoming Master of the Clockmaker’s Company in 1708. He was renowned as patentee of unusual works & movements, particularly in the field of repeating watches & was commissioned to supply a repeating watch for King William III. Bracket & Longcase Clocks by Daniel Quare are in the English Royal Collection. See, F.J. Britten – Old Clocks & Watches & their Makers, pages 327–334.
Dimensions
Height 254.00 cm (100.00 inches)
Stock Code
CS23133
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