c. 1685 on London Bridge

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A fine Charles II period longcase clock by one of month duration by this well-known maker. The case which is constructed primarily of oak and veneered with walnut has ebonized mouldings and inset panels of flower and bird marquetry to the trunk and base. Standing on bun feet there is a gilded wooden lenticle to the trunk door and the hood is flanked by barley twist columns and an inset floral panel above.

The 10 inch square brass dial is mounted with a silvered chapter ring, seconds ring and cherub and foliage spandrels. The centre is finely matted and has an aperture to view the day of the month. The chapter ring is signed between V and VII by the maker, Cornelius Herbert on London Bridge.

The high quality, month-duration movement has hour strike via an outside countwheel. The clock is complete with its original lead weights and brass bob pendulum.

Height: 78 ¼ in (198 cm)

* Cornelius Herbert was apprenticed in 1659 to David Mell and then transferred to William Grout in 1661. He was made free of the Clockmakers’ Company in 1668 and took on a number of apprentices. He worked at London Bridge throughout his career until his death in 1710.
Cornelius Herbert on London Bridge
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