Lot 1139: A WILLIAM III WALNUT MARQUETRY MONTH-GOING LONGCASE CLOCK, JOHN BARNETT, LONDON, CIRCA 1695 |
October 26, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 11-inch dial with double cherub and crown spandrels linked by foliate engraving, signed John Barnett, London, finely matted centre with subsidiary seconds dial, engraved date aperture and ringed winding holes, the movement with seven knopped and ringed pillars, five wheel trains, anchor escapement, outside count wheel striking on a bell, the case with marquetry inlaid domed caddy cresting and giltwood finials above a moulded cornice, foliate frieze fret and plain hood pilasters, the rectangular trunk door with a glazed lenticle and inlaid with panels of bird and flower marquetry, the similarly inlaid plinth on bun feet, the sides crossbanded and divided into panels
Dial in good condition. Movement is complete and appear to retain the original wheelwork throughout, it appears clean and looks as though it would run. Case in generally good restored condition, finials replaced, old repairs and restorations to cracks and marquetry. With pendulum, 2 brass-cased weights and door key but no winder.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."
Dimensions: 221cm. 7ft. 3in. high overall