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036 A Rare And Fine Early English, First Period Marquetry Longcase Clock. By Richard Fennell of London. C.1685

A good and small Marquetry Longcase clock.

The eight day duration, five finned pillar movement with high plates, Anchor Recoil escapement and external countwheel hourly striking on a horizontally mounted bell. Behind a 10 inch square brass dial with silvered chapter ring, subsidiary seconds ring and date ring. The chapter having Roman numerals, outer Arabic fives, inner quarter divisions and fine half hour Fleur-de-Lys markings. The subsidiary having Arabic fives and the calendar date ring showing an early form of Arabic numbering. Having a finely matted centre
with bolt and shutter maintaining power behind the winding holes. The lower portion having a chamfered square calendar aperture. The polished dial plate corners having large winged cherub and foliate spandrels and the bottom edge bearing the maker’s signature "Richard Fennell, London". Also having finely executed blued steel hands.

In a fine and good oak case, veneered in olivewood with panelled marquetry to the front. The rising hood having a flat top with ebonised top molding above a ‘drip’ ledge, a frieze with marquetry to the front, front and rear ebonised barley twist pillars, marquetry front and side inspection glasses. The convex throat molding having oyster veneers to the front followed by an ebonised molding. The trunk having cross-banded olivewood to the front and panelled olivewood sides with ebony stringing. Also having a full length trunk door with half-round ebonised edge molding and oval glazed lenticle. Having top quadrant, returned break-arch centre and break-arch lower bird and floral marquetry panels. The top inside having two ivory coloured authentication labels. The higher one bearing "PERCY WEBSTER VENDOR –37– GREAT PORTLAND ST. No. 2070A" and the lower label bearing " Website Ref No. 36 Authenticated As Original And Restored By M C Taylor of Bournemouth Master Clockmaker" The double base half ebonised top molding over cross grained sides and a front marquetry panel with corner quadrants and centre oval of floral design. All the marquetry panels having small oyster infills. The case stands upon four ebonised squashed bun feet.


Dimensions:                     75" high x 17" wide x 8" deep.

Circa:                                1685

Condition:                         Excellent

Released by us:                 July 2014.

036 Early English first period marquetry longcase clock.
  • 036 Early English first period marquetry longcase clock.
  • 036 Early English first period marquetry longcase clock.
  • 036 Early English first period marquetry longcase clock.
  • 036 Early English first period marquetry longcase clock.
  • 036 Early English first period marquetry longcase clock.
  • 036 Early English first period marquetry longcase clock.
  • 036 Early English first period marquetry longcase clock.
  • 036 Early English first period marquetry longcase clock.
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