Lot 760 - 07 Nov 2017
Autumn Fine Auction
A Queen Anne walnut and arabesque marquetry longcase clock
John Gammon, London, the case circa 1710 and later
The hood with a domed scroll marquetry inlaid pediment, above a plain entablature, with glazed front and side panels, flanked by tapering three-quarter columns, the trunk inset with an arabesque marquetry panel door inlaid with birds and foliate scrolls, centred by a glazed roundel, on plinth base; the 12in. square brass dial with silvered chapter ring, Roman chapters and Arabic five-minute markers, signed at the VI 'Jno Gammon, London', with twin cherub and Maltese Cross spandrels, the matted centre with seconds subsidiary, harboured winding apertures and lambrequin outlined calendar aperture, blued steel hands, the twin train movement with five ringed and shouldered pillars, internal countwheel strike on a bell and anchor escapement; dial and case possibly associated, (2 weights, 1 pendulum, 1 cae key, 2 keys).
221cm high. Illustrated
The hood ad base have een altered, probably i the late 19th century.
The hood was probably flat to the top, just with stepped mouldig above the frieze.
The left hand moulding below the hood is loose.
The door is period and very well cut. Some parts of the quarter moulding may not be original?
There is a shrinkage crack to the bottom of the door due to carcass movement.
The plinth back is later and requires re-working.
The movement is in good condition, but may need a service.
(2 weights, 1 pendulum, 1 case key, 2 keys).