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The elegant slim caddy top case is veneered with walnut and decorated with light coloured scrolling flowers and foliage marquetry set against an ebony veneered background. The sides of the case mouldings and the delicate sound frets are in finely figured walnut and very well patinated. The hood retains its original caddy top.
The 12 inch brass dial is mounted with a silvered chapter ring and has a finely matted centre with an inset date aperture and subsidiary seconds dial below XII. The outside border is engraved with a herringbone border and in the four corners there are gilt spandrels with cherubs holding up a crown and cross. The blued steel hands appear to be original.
The high quality five pillar movement sits on its original seatboard and runs for a month. The hours are struck on a single bell and the clock is complete with its two original flat topped large brass weights.
Date: circa 1710
Height: 98 ½ in (250 cm)
* Peter King was working in Long Acre, London in the first quarter of the 18th century. We had a fine striking ebony table clock by this maker from a Belgian noble family and a remarkable year-going marquetry longcase which was undoubtedly made in the same workshop as the above clock. The marquetry veneers on the case of this piece are amongst the finest we have ever seen on a longcase.
Provenance: By repute the family of the artist William Orpen
Howard Walwyn Ltd Fine Antique Clocks
123 Kensington Church Street
Saturday by appointment