Skip to navigation
Skip to content

A fine, walnut, month duration timepiece longcase clock by Daniel Le Count. Circa 1700.

A very handsome and rare walnut clock with possibly a unique feature to the dial.

Stock No:   14327

The thirty one day duration, timepiece movement (made without a striking train) with Anchor Recoil escapement with tall narrow plates, finned pillars and an offset date advance wheel.

Behind a 12" square brass dial. The silvered chapter ring having Roman numerals, minute ring, half hour Fleur-de-Lys markings, outer Arabic fives and four, corner pointing, cruciform markings. Also having a silvered subsidiary seconds ring with inner Arabic fives and also, a possibly unique, silvered calendar date ring visible through a chamfered and cross-hatched square aperture above the single and central winding hole. The aperture is split with the narrow upper part being blank until the 1st of the month whereas "WIND ME UP" is displayed! The dial centre is finely matted and the corner spandrels depict double cherubs holding aloft a none specific royal crown (William and Mary period). The three hands are shaped and blued steel.

Contained in a very elegant and fine, walnut case. The cross-grain moulded flat top above a scrolled blind fret and the hood door having integral and tapered barley twist pillars. Also having rear conforming quarter pillars and the sides have glazed viewing apertures. The Cavetto throat runs into the slender trunk that has a full-length door with quartered, figured veneer, herringbone border inlay and half-round edge moulding. The base has a book-fold veneered front panel bordered with herringbone inlay. The plinth is plain with a moulded top edge and the sides of the case have similar, fine veneered panels with border herringbone inlay.

* Daniel Le Count was a well known and respected maker. He was in the Clockmaker's Company from 1676 to 1693 though he signed the Oath of Allegiance in 1697. He is believed to have been a French Huguenot and died in 1738.

** This is a very fine example of a relatively early longcase and being made only as a timepiece would have been a specific order for a clock that would never need to strike the hours. The winding reminder in the date aperture would be to stress the importance of never allowing the movement to run down.

Dimensions:                                    84 1/2" high x 19 1/2" wide x 10 1/2" deep.

Circa:                                               1700.

Condition:                                        Excellent.

Price:                                                £11,250.00.

A fine, walnut, month duration timepiece longcase clock by Daniel Le Count. Circa 1700.
  • A fine, walnut, month duration timepiece longcase clock by Daniel Le Count. Circa 1700.
  • A fine, walnut, month duration timepiece longcase clock by Daniel Le Count. Circa 1700.
  • A fine, walnut, month duration timepiece longcase clock by Daniel Le Count. Circa 1700.
  • A fine, walnut, month duration timepiece longcase clock by Daniel Le Count. Circa 1700.
  • A fine, walnut, month duration timepiece longcase clock by Daniel Le Count. Circa 1700.
  • A fine, walnut, month duration timepiece longcase clock by Daniel Le Count. Circa 1700.
  • A fine, walnut, month duration timepiece longcase clock by Daniel Le Count. Circa 1700.
  • A fine, walnut, month duration timepiece longcase clock by Daniel Le Count. Circa 1700.
Quick Contact Quick Contact

Quick Contact

or telephone 01202 429718

Join Our Mailing List