William Knottesford, London.
William Knottesford, London.
William Knottesford, London.
William Knottesford, London.
William Knottesford, London.

William Knottesford, London.

c. 1685 England

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William Knottesford, London.
A choice William III Walnut and Floral Marquetry 8-day Longcase Clock of fine colour and patina. The 10" brass and silvered chapter ring with roman numerals and outside minute markers cast cherub head spandrel enclosing a matted centre with date aperture and subsidiary seconds dial signed William Knottesford, Londini. Fronting an eight day weight driven movement with four latched knopped and finned pillars and in-side count wheel strike on a bell. The top corners of the plates are chamfered, this was a feature of clocks made by Knottesford. The superb original case with rising hood, bulls-eye glass lenticle to the door, inlaid panelled sides and standing on bun feet. The bottom of the trunk door has original bone inlaid flowers. Circa 1685.
This clock is in fully restored condition and is sold with a 12 month guarantee, mainland UK delivery and set up included.
In beautiful condition having always been a rising hood, original base and fantastic original colour and patination, never been sanded or re-polishied.
Note: William Knottesford Apr. Jan 1656-57 to Henry Child ( thro' John Bayes). Freed Mar 1663-64. Took as apr. Mar 1680/81 son John Knottesford. Also bound an apr. for Benjamin Merryman. Assistant in Clock Company from 1676, Warden from 1681, Master in 1693. Attended, at times, only when forced to! Alive 1697, but listed as dead in 1698. William Knottesford is one of the top regarded makers of the 17th century.
Height 76.50 inch (194.31 cm)
Width 16.00 inch (40.64 cm)
Depth 10.00 inch (25.40 cm)
Marquetry Longcase Clock
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