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.
Provenance: Private collection U.K.
Literature: R.A. Lee, The Knibb Family Clockmakers, Byfleet, 1964 pp. 19,165.