Lot 248: Danish Japanned longcase clock, William Green, Apenrade
November 17, 2016
West Columbia, SC, USALive Auction
Danish Japanned longcase clock, William Green, Apenrade Apenrade, second half 18th century, carved bonnet above glazed door flanked by scrolling supports, above long case with panel door with glazed port, bombe base, adorned with gilded Chinoiserie scenes and motifs on rich deep blue ground; encasing brass dial with Roman and Arabic numerals, painted moonphase, movement with calendar and minute disposal; signed: WM. GREEN, APENRADE; H96" W17 1/2" D10"
Provenance: Antonio''s, San Francisco, purchased 1988
South Carolina private collection
Other Notes: William Green (1733-1817) was the oldest son of the well-known English family of clockmakers who worked in Aabenraa (Apenrade), Denmark from the mid 18th century.
Damage to panel on right side of bonnet. Loss to paint on bottom. Missing finials. Case with old repairs and touchups. Scratches and scuffs consistent with age and use. Clock is currently running.
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