Fine Early 18th century eight day longcase clock in walnut marquetry case with square brass and silvered dial signed William Grimes, London . Gilt cherub spandrels, ringed winding holes, subsidiary seconds and date aperture, four pillar movement striking on bell . The walnut case with ornate floral and bird marquetry decoration , spiral twist columns to hood and lenticle glass to door, raised on bun feet. Pendulum and twin brass weights present.The case 203 cm high, the trunk 29 cm wide, the base 36.5 cm wide
Provenance: Estate of the late Jane Sumner
Sold for £9,500
Good overall condition. Does run but stops after 10 minutes or so ( may not be set up here properly ) Striking mechanism disconnected and may have a missing part. The case is in good condition. It has been restored and has some old worm holes to the hood door and other areas. It does have its original door key and working lock.There may be some re-veneering and other repairs to the case.The hood glass is not original , nor is the lenticle glass. Please see additional images.
On further inspection by our clock specialist we do believe the movement is not original to the case. It is a six pillar movement not a four pillar as previously described.
Dial measures approximately 28cm x 28cm
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