Lot 1: William and Mary seaweed marquetry inlaid tall case clock, the dial signed claudius du chesne, londini, The silvered chapter ring withPlatinum House
January 29, 2013
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
William and Mary seaweed marquetry inlaid tall case clock
the dial signed claudius du chesne, londini
The silvered chapter ring with Roman hours and Arabic minutes, inset seconds dial and date aperture, foliate cast spandrals, glazed door and sides, the hood with stepped top over fret carved frieze, the case with door marquetry inlaid to show birds and foliate scrolls, with circular glazed aperture, raised on square base.
H: 92, W: 20, D: 11 in.
Bottom section of case probably cut down
Case with minor loss to molding, refinished surface.
Dial signed, back of movement unsigned.
Movement not guaranteed working
Two weights and pendulum present.
Case and dial c.1700, movement possibly later.
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