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Maker: Samuel Aldworth

Circa: 1720

Height: 7 foot 6 inches

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A Fine Queen Anne Month Going Burr Walnut Longcase Clock With Seconds And Calendar To The Arch

A Fine Queen Anne Month Going Burr Walnut Longcase Clock With Seconds And Calendar To The Arch

Case: The hood with three finials above a moulded breakarch. The line inlaid hood door flanked by brass stop fluted walnut columns with gilt-brass capitals. The breakarch trunk door with matching inlay having figured veneers framed within a cross-grain walnut moulding. The base with a matched raised panel above the skirted foot.

Dial: 12 by 17 inch breakarch dial with seconds to the arch flanked by subsidaries indicating days of the weeks and months. The silvered chapter ring with fluer-de-lys half-hour and diamond half-quarter markers, flanked by Indian mask spandrels and enclosed a matted centre with a date aperture below XII and an oval reserve above IV signed Sam. Aldworth at Childrey from London.

Movement: With six latched baluster pillars and extended plates for the raised anchor escapement to show seconds in the arch. The strike train governed by a rack and snail and striking on the large bell. The underdial with complex wheel work for the subsidary calender indications.

Duration: Month

Provenance: Private collection U.K.

Literature: R.A. Lee, The Knibb Family Clockmakers, Byfleet, 1964 pp. 19,165.