Premier Clocks

The clocks in this section give a view into our high quality inventory.
We have many others in stock and in restoration that are not illustrated here by makers such as;
Daniel Quare, Henricus Jones, Edward Stanton, George Etherington, Charles Gretton, Robert Dingley, Jospeh Windmills and various others.
If you are looking for something special please contact us, we may be able to help.
Claudius Du Chesne, London C1700.
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<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 5.25pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Ref No 800<br /> A most rare walnut ¼ striking grand sonnerie bracket clock by Claudius Du Chesne, London C1700.</span></span></strong></p>
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<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 5.25pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">          </span>The case has a caddy top fitted with brass sound frets on all sides, these are of flowers and foliage, and they are beautifully engraved and have a central face. There are 5 brass top finials, side handles and bun feet. The burr walnut veneers are of the highest quality.<br /> <span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">          </span>The 8-day, 3-train fusee movement has eight beautifully turned pillars, verge escapement, strikes the hours on a bell and the ¼`s on 6 bells with a pull repeat facility. The grand sonnerie strike means the hours are struck after each ¼ chiming. It has a magnificently engraved backplate with flowers, foliage, birds and angel`s and is fully signed in a cartouche.<br /> <span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">          </span>The 8 ½” dial has an engraved border, corner spandrels, date aperture, mock pendulum and original hands. The chapter ring is fully signed.</span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: "><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">            </span>Claudius Du Chesne was from Paris, he was a free brother of the clockmakers company in London in Sept 1693. A maker of fine clocks many of a complex nature. He was working in Longacre and Dean St Soho.</span></p>
 
Joseph Windmills, London C.1695
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 6.75pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">A fine mulberry wood <span style="color: #ff0000;">month</span> going longcase clock by Joseph Windmills C.1695<br /></span></span></strong><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><br /><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">          </span>The hood has a caddy top surmounted by 3 brass finials, a sound fret, brass capped turned pillars and long side windows. The long trunk door has a glass lenticle and the base and sides are laid into panels. It sits on bun feet.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">          </span>The beautifully made month duration movement has 6 turned pillars (the centre one latched) anchor escapement, and strikes the hours on a bell via an outside countwheel.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">          </span>The 12” dial has winged cherub corner spandrels with engraving between, ringed winding holes, date aperture with engraved surround, original hands and is signed on the chapter ring.<br /><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">A fine clock of good colour</span></strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">. </span>Similar cases can be seen in the Windmills book pg 56 & 58.<br /><br /></span></span></p>
<p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: "><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">        </span>Joseph Windmills was a member of the clockmakers company from 1671 – 1723. He was master in 1702/3 one of the finest makers of the period. A full history can be seen in “Joseph & Thomas Windmills” by J.A Neale.</span></p>
 
Pierre Le Maire, Paris C1675
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 21pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">A fine early French pendule religeuse by Pierre Le Maire, Paris C1675.</span></span></strong></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 21pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">     </span>The case is veneered in tortoiseshell and ebony with the front door and arched top being inlaid with engraved brass scrolling foliage. There are three torch and drapery finials.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">     </span>The most beautifully made 8-day movement strikes the hours and ½ hours on a bell. It has 5 turned vase shaped back pinned pillars, separate going and striking barrels, finely decorated metal work, silk suspended verge escapement with cycloid cheeks, a numbered outside countwheel and a fully signed backplate.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">     </span>The black velvet covered dial has an 8” applied gilt brass chapter ring with outside minutes, pierced and engraved gilt brass hands and is signed on a central gilt brass shield flanked by putty trumpeters.</span></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 22.7pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-latin;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">The case of this clock may be attributed to the workshops of Andre Charles Boulle, who was working in the Louvre nearby and is known to have made large numbers of cases for all the prominent makers of the last quarter of the 17<sup>th</sup> century.<br /><br />Literature: Vehmeyer collection volume II page 800-7. D.R.Plomp. Early French pendulum clocks 1658-1700 pg69.<br /><br />Pierre Le Maire, the son of Henri was working in St Germain Paris in 1675 along with his son Jean. Working there would have allowed them to come into contact with the finest case makers and bronzists of the period and they produced some exceptional clocks.<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">         </span></span></span></p>
<p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: ">They were Protestants and he and his son were imprisoned in St Germain Abbey and their material sold in 1687. He is thought to have gone to Amsterdam with his son around that time.</span></p>
 
Andrew Brown, Edinburgh C1695.
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 1.7pt 10pt 4.9pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">A most rare, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">month going</span></span><span style="color: #ff0000;"> </span>ebony and rosewood longcase clock by Andrew Brown, Edinburgh C1695.</strong><br /><br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">              </span>The hood has a caddy top with 3 giltwood finials, a fine repousse brass fret, long side windows and ebony side columns with turned giltwood capitals.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">              </span>The long trunk door has a ½ round ebony beaded edge, crossbanding, brass bound lenticel and boxwood lined geometrical decoration – a feature that continues on the base, which sits on bun feet.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">              </span>There is ebony mouldings throughout the case, all the sides are laid into panels with crossbanding and boxwood lines. The carcass of this case is of heavy pine construction suitable to take the heavy month going weights.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">              </span>The month going movement has 5 wheel trains, anchor escapement and strikes the hours on a bell via a countwheel. It has long plates and 5 finely turned pillars. The 12” dial has the early use of crown and cherub spandrels, ringed winding holes, calendar aperture, seconds ring, original hands and a bold signature on the chapter ring.<br /><br /></span></span><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: ">Andrew Brown, son of James brown of Langnewton was apprenticed to Humphrey Mills on the 21<sup>st</sup> Dec 1664. On the 30<sup>th</sup> June 1675 he was made a Burgess of Edinburgh and a week later a freeman of the hammermen. In 1677 he married Catherine Hogg and had at least 3 sons. In 1689 and 1690 he was elected boxmaster of the hammermen second in command to the Deacon, while in 1696 he became guild brother of Edinburgh. He died 12/4/1712.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">                </span>John Smith, author of Old Scottish Clockmakers quotes “in view of the long time he was in business, 35 years, it is remarkable how exceedingly scarce are specimens of his art, only 3 have come under our notice one being the splendid clock in the lobby of the advocates library, another that was exposed in the window of a dealer in queen St. and the third in the possession of a private party.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">                </span>Our clock case was made by the same cabinet maker that made the clock case in the advocate’s library. Similarities include a heavy pine carcase, brass repousse fret, identical capitals on the hood pillars, and the most unusual practice of inlaying boxwood of geometric patterns into rosewood veneers, although the advocates clock does have marquetry to the trunk door and caddy top, it does have boxwood strung panels to the sides and a very similar base to our clock.<br />Conclusions:<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">               <span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: ">Any clock dated pre.1700 from Edinburgh is an extremely rare item. Our discovery of this clock virtually intact and its subsequent restoration to a fine working clock is indeed a rare occurrence. </span></span></span></p>
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John Clowes, London C1690.
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 10.8pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Ref 569<br />A fine 17<sup>th</sup> century ebony bracket clock by John Clowes, London C1690.</span></span></strong></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 10.8pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">         </span>The ebony case has brass bun feet, carrying handle, front and side frets with silk backing. The substantial twin fusee 8-day hour striking movement has 5 beautifully turned pillars, verge escapement, and pull quarter repeat on 3 bells. The backplate is exquisitely engraved with flowers and foliage, a wheatear border, and a signed backcock. The 7"</span></span><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"> square dial has cherub head corner spandrels, date aperture, mock pendulum, ringed winding holes and a strike silent lever. There is fine engraving to the dial centre and the chapter ring is signed John Clowes, London.<br /><br /></span></span></p>
<p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: ">John Clowes born in 1651, free of the clockmakers company in 1672. Both he and his brother James were renowned for the quality of their clocks. John is recorded as making “a rich pendulum weekly clock” for the king.</span></p>
 
Robert Williamson, London C.1685.
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 15pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Ref No 532<br />A very fine and small ebony bracket clock by Robert Williamson, London C.1685.</span></span></strong></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent: 36pt; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 15pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;">The ebony vennered case has brass escutcheons, bun feet, carrying handle and brass dome mounts which cover silk covered sound apertures.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">       </span>The well made twin fuse 8-day hour striking movement has 5 beautifully turned pillars, verge escapement, pull quarter repeat on 2 bells and a strike-silent lever. The backplate is exquisitely engraved with flowers and foliage and is fully signed in a cartouche. The 7"</span></span><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"> square dial has cherub corner spandrels, original hands, central engraved Tudor rose and a date aperture surrounded by engraving.<br style="mso-special-character: line-break;" /><br style="mso-special-character: line-break;" /></span></span></p>
<p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: "><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">            </span>Robert Williamson, a fine maker was apprenticed in 1658 to John harris. He was free of the clockmakers company in 1666 and was working in St. Bartholemews Lane near Royal Exchange. He was assistant in the Clockmakers Company from 1682, warden from 1685 and master in 1698. He died around 1704.</span></p>
 
Robert Mathison, Edinburgh C1760.
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 14.25pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">A most unusual and rare striking regulator in a burr elm case by Robert Mathison, Edinburgh C1760.</span></span></strong></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 14.25pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">       </span>The flat topped hood has a front fret, side windows and front and rear brass capped attached pillars. There is a crossbanded arched trunk door and a matching panel in the base which sits on a small apron.<br /></span><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="color: #c0504d; mso-themecolor: accent2;">Note: This case is most attractive with fine quality veneers and the subtle use of dark mahogany edging and mouldings.<br /></span></em></strong><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">       </span>The movement has stepped plates, 5 turned pillars, dead beat escapement, centre seconds, maintaining power, rack striking with flirt release and the pin wheel has rollers on each pin, there are endcaps on several arbors.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">       </span>The 2 drive barrels are set on 4 friction rollers front and rear (as used by Harrison). The wood rod pendulum has a huge brass bob with rating nut beneath. The 12"</span></span><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"> silvered dial has foliage engraved corners, minute and centre seconds hands are counter balanced, maintain power lever and is fully signed.</span></span></p>
<p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: ">Robert Mathison was apprenticed to James Nicholl in Cannongate, Edinburgh in 1738. It is assumed he spent most of his working life there, but he also appeared in Berwick-On-Tweed around 1760. <span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: ">Robert Mathieson died in Berwick On tweed in 1769.</span></span></p>
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Robert Dingley, London C1690.
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 3.75pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;"> </span>The flat topped hood has a fret, long side windows, barley twist columns and flower and foliage marquetry around the door. A long trunk door has applied ½ round edging, a glass lenticle and is divided up into 3 marquetry panels. There is a square panel of marquetry in the base which sits on bun feet. The sides are set into panels.</span></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 3.75pt;"><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Note: The attractive marquetry retains some of its original colour.</span></span></em></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 3.75pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">           </span>The excellent 8-day movement has 5 finely turned pillars, good wheelwork and strikes the hours on a bell via an inside countwheel. The 11in</span><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt;"> dial has winged cherub head spandrels, fine hands, ringed winding holes, date aperture with engraved decoration and is signed on the chapter ring. <em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">“Robert Dingley, London”.</em></span></span><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: "><br />Robert Dingley was born in 1647. The son of Thomas of Ewell Surrey. He was apprenticed in 1661 to Richard Pierce and was freed in 1668. He was a renowned early maker of longcase clocks and watches and died in 1698.</span></p>
 
Clerke 1 Royal Exchange, London No5050 C1870.
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 12.75pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">A fine quality longcase regulator signed Clerke 1 Royal Exchange, London No5050 C1870.</span></span></strong></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 12.75pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">        </span>The exceptional mahogany case has a break arch hood with a top gallery, spire finials and there is Greek key decoration beneath. The dial is flanked by reeded columns with carved wood caps and there are large bevelled glass side windows. The trunk door has full length bevelled glass front and side windows. The front one being flanked by moulded panels with carved bases. There is a front and side panelled base with a bottom plinth and pad feet.<br />Note: The flame mahogany veneers are of the highest quality.</span></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 12.75pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">        </span>The massive 8-day movement has Harrison`s maintaining power. 5 huge double screwed pillars, dead beat escapement, six spoke wheelwork, 5 jewels, four end stops, jewelled pallets, top beat adjustment and a mercury pendulum with calibrated adjustment. The 12"</span><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"> silvered brass dial has regulator layout and a presentation inscription on the sight ring.</span></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 12.75pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">There are several Clerke clockmakers listed but the most probable is Frederick William Clerke working from 1863-1881. He would have been the retailer of this clock C1870. John Morrison whose trade mark appears on the front plate of the movement would have been commissioned to make the movement. A fine maker working from 1851 – 81.<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">        </span>This clock was presented to the Revd W.R. Mowll on his retirement in 1892. He originated in Kent, worked as curate at all souls church London, and then became vicar of Brixton. The clock has passed down through the family until recently.</span></span></p>
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Daniel Quare, London C1695.
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 10.5pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">A fine walnut longcase clock by Daniel Quare, London C1695.</span></span></strong></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 10.5pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">         </span>The flat topped hood has a fret, side windows and front and rear brass capped columns. A long trunk door has ½ round beaded edging, a herringbone border and a glass lenticle. The crossbanded base sits on bun feet; all the sides are laid into panels.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">         </span>The 8-day movement has 5 finely turned pillars, anchor escapement and strikes the hours on a bell via an outside countwheel. The 10 ¾ "</span><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"> dial has winged cherub corner spandrels, silvered chapter and second’s rings, date aperture and a full signature below 6. It retains its original hands which must be among the finest he ever made.</span></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 12.6pt 10pt 10.5pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Daniel Quare. (1648 – 1724) rose from obscure and apparently humble origins in Somerset to become one of the most illustrious clockmakers of England’s golden age of horology. On the 3/4/1671 he was admitted brother of the clockmakers company in 1680 he was working in exchange alley at the centre of London’s business community and probably worked there until the time of his death. He worked his way up in the clockmakers company to become master in 1708.</span></span></p>
<p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: "><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">            </span>Although Quare never became clock or watchmaker to the crown he did enjoy Royal patronage and many of his clocks, watches, and barometers can be seen in “Royal Clocks” by Cedric Jagger including a year going equation of time longcase in Hampton Court Palace, a similar clock with possibly Royal association is in the British Museum. At Huygens legacy exhibition at Het Loo Palace, Holland in the autumn of 2004 a grand sonnerie repeating table clock and a double dial equation of time walnut longcase of Quares making were displayed.</span></p>
 
J.Le Maire, Paris
<p>An exceptionally fine and rare French Louis X1V Religieuse clock by J.Le Maire. The case from the workshops of Andre Charles Boulle C.1680 The fine case has red shell veneer exquisitely inlaid with engraved pewter and brass. Elegant corner columns have built up Corinthian caps. The side and front windows have arched ormolu surrounds and the caddy top surmounts all round balustrades. There are eight top finials and the case sits on decorated ball feet. The most beautifully made movement strikes the hours and 1/2 hours on a bell, it has 5 turned vase shaped back pinned pillars, large spring barrels, finely decorated metal work, silk suspended verge escapement with outside cycloidal cheeks, and an outside countwheel. The backplate is fully signed. The velvet covered dial has a 7 1/4 " applied silvered chapter ring with numbered outside minutes, engraved brass hands and an ormolu figure of Chronos holding up the dial with a silvered signature plaque beneath.</p>
<p>This clock is illustrated plate7 in "Early French Pendulum Clocks 1658 - 1700" by Reinier Plomp pg 18.</p>
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William Turner London
<p>A magnificent George III mahogany longcase clock by William Turner London The hood has an arched top surmounted by 3 ball and spire finials. The arched glazed door is flanked by Corinthian capped reeded columns, which are brass inlaid on the bottom third. The arched trunk door, with moulded edges and cross banding is flanked by reeded pillars with Corinthian caps and brass inlay. The inlaid base is set on an apron. The eight day 5 pillar movement striking on a bell has a 12" arched brass dial with strike/silent in the arch, corner spandrels, raised chapter ring, seconds and date dials. The centre is matted and contains a silvered signature plate. William Turner was apprenticed in 1734 and was working in Church St. Spitafields, London until 1772.</p>
 
Samuel Macham, London C1700
<h1 style="margin: 0cm 12.6pt 0pt 9pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; text-decoration: none; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; text-underline: none;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;">Samuel Macham, London C.1700</span></span></span></h1>
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<p class="MsoBodyText" style="text-indent: 36pt; margin: 0cm 12.6pt 0pt 9pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;">The flat topped hood has a blind fret, side windows and a glazed door flanked by straight columns with brass capitals. A long trunk door has a ½ beaded surround and a brass edged oval lenticle. The matching base sits on a small plinth. The sides are set out in panels with chevron borders, and the whole case is banded with decorative borders. </span></span></p>
<p class="MsoBodyText" style="text-indent: 36pt; margin: 0cm 12.6pt 0pt 9pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;">The movement strikes the hours on a bell, has a 12-inch square brass dial with raised chapter ring and cherub headed spandrels. The matted centre has a second’s ring, a date aperture with surrounding engraving and a strike/silent lever above 12. The substantial 5-pillar movement with outside locking plate runs for a month. </span></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 8.4pt 0pt 10.7pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;">Samuel Macham was working in London 1700 – 1710. Maker of clocks of some note. The general quality is above average. Two eight-day marquetry longcases by him are illustrated <em>in Cescinsky and Webster English Domestic Clocks Figures 122 and 161.</em></span></span></p>
 
Peter Walker, London C1690.
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 6.75pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">A very fine and rare mulberry longcase clock by Peter Walker, London C1690.</span></span></strong></p>
<p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: "><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">            </span>The hood has a flat top with a fret beneath, side windows and tapering brass capped pillars. The trunk has a 42"</span><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: "> long door with a glass lenticle and the base sits on bun feet. The whole case is veneered in the most wonderfully figured mulberry wood which is laid into panels.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">            </span>The 8-day movement has 5 finely turned pillars, good wheelwork and strikes the hours via an inside countwheel. The 10 - 5/8 "</span><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: "> dial has brass cherub spandrels, seconds dial, ringed winding holes and a date aperture with surrounding engraving. It has original hands and is signed on the chapter ring “Peter Walker Wild St End”.<br /><br /></span><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: ">Peter Walker was apprenticed to Andrew Savory of London in 1681, a maker of repute. He died in Amsterdam in 1730.</span></p>
 
Edward Bridgeman, Covent Garden, London C.1675 - 80
<p>An exceptionally rare table clock by Edward Bridgeman, Covent Garden, London C.1675 - 80</p>
<p>The case of transitional design displays the very early use of Brazilian rosewood veneers set off with ebonised pearwood mouldings. All the mounts are original. The eight day, hourly striking movement has 6 pinned pillars, verge escapement, maintaining power, strike-silent, pull 1/4 repeat on 2 bells and a beautifully engraved backplate. Note: A very fine olivewood and marquetry longcase clock by Edward Bridgeman is in Powis Castle.<br /><br /> Edward Bridgeman was apprenticed in July 1655 to John Matchett. He was free of the clockmakers company in October 1662 and probably took over from Matchett at Russell St, Covent Garden. He died in 1698.</p>
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Thomas Johnson C1690.
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 11.55pt 10pt 15.75pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt;">The flat topped hood has a fret, side windows, barley twist columns and flower and foliage marquetry around the door. The long trunk door has applied ½ round edging, a glass lenticle, and is divided up with 3 marquetry panels. There is a square panel of marquetry on the base, which sits on bun feet.<br /><br /><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Note: The attractive bird flower and foliage marquetry retains some of its original colour.</em></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 11.55pt 10pt 15.75pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt;">The excellent 8-day movement has 5 finely turned pillars, anchor escapement, good wheelwork and strikes the hours on a bell via an inside countwheel. The 10 3/4"</span><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-latin;"> dial has winged cherub head spandrels, fine hands, ringed winding holes, date aperture with engraved decoration and is signed on the chapter ring <em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">“Tho Johnson, London”.</em><br /><br /></span></p>
<span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: ">Thomas Johnson was born in Stepney in 1649. He was apprenticed to Richard Drake in 1662 through the Blacksmiths company and worked at Ratcliffe Cross from 1680 – 1703. He took several apprentices from the Blacksmiths company including William Kipling in 1695, who later married his daughter Elizabeth. Thomas died around 1703</span></span></span></span></span></span> </p>
 
John Wright, Dorking.
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0cm 12.6pt 0pt 9pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;">A very original and decorative late 18<sup>th</sup> century tavern clock by John Wright of Dorking.</span></span></strong></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0cm 12.6pt 0pt 9pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1">       </span>The 24" wooden dial with gilt and black surround, Roman and Arabic numerals and original gilded hands, the minute one being counter balanced. The long trunk has a full signature flanked by foliage decorated spandrels, a most decorative door with a central painted rural scene and a floral border. Floral and foliage decoration continues on the base and sides, and there are two leather hinged side doors for movement access.</span></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="line-height: 115%; color: #1f497d; font-size: 18pt; mso-themecolor: text2;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">       </span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">                    </span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">“Old Darby & Joan” by John June.<br /></span></span></span></strong><span style="line-height: 115%; color: #1f497d; font-size: 12pt; mso-themecolor: text2;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Published by N. Carpenter, 60 Spencer St, London around 1760. One of these prints is in the British Museum and has the following verse`s beneath.</span></span></p>
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Henricus Montlow, London
<p>A fine walnut longcase clock by Henricus Montlow, London C1690             The flat topped hood has a sound fret, side windows and barley twist columns with turned capitals. The long trunk door has applied ½ round edging and a glass lenticel. The base sits on bun feet.   This case is veneered in finely figured walnut, with the sides, trunk door and base crossbanded and set into panels with chevron borders.            The excellent 8-day movement has 5 finely turned pillars, anchor escapement, good wheelwork and strikes the hours on a bell via an inside countwheel. It has a well set out 11” dial with winged cherub head spandrels, fine hands, ringed winding holes, date aperture with three crown engraved decoration, a double line border and the full Latinised signature below 6 “Henricus Montlow, Londini fecit”.             Henricus Montlow was born in 1664 and apprenticed to Richard Browne in 1678 and was a member of the clockmakers company from 1685 – 1723 when his will was proven. He does not seem to have been active from around 1705. His work place was St Leonards Foster Lane Parish. A very fine walnut timepiece by him was sold at Bonhams, London 9/12/03 for £35K</p>
 
John Shaw, Holbourn, London C.1700
<p>A very fine walnut marquetry longcase clock by John Shaw, Holbourn, London C.1700. The hood has a caddy top, giltwood finials, front fret, side windows and attached side pillars with brass capitals. The 42" long trunk door has an inset brass bound lenticle and is exquisitely inlaid with bird, flower and foliage marquetry and a similarly decorated base sits on a plinth. The sides are set into panels with crossbanding and boxwood lines. Note: The marquetry has survived intact and retains some of its original colour. The eight day movement has 5 finely turned pillars which are latched as are the 4 dial feet, good wheelwork and strikes the hours on a bell via an inside countwheel. The very attractive 12" dial has an engraved border, ringed winding holes, original hands and a date aperture surrounded by decorative engraving. The chapter ring is fully signed and is distinguished by its most unusual 1/2 hour markers. John Shaw was apprenticed to Thomas Taylor of Holborn in 1672, was free of the Clockmakers Company in 1682 made assistant in 1705, warden in 1709 and was master in 1712. A very able maker with some fine examples still extant.</p>
 
Thomas Chamberlaine, London C.1680
<p>An early ebonised pine longcase clock by Thomas Chamberlaine, London C.1680. This clock has a rising hood with spoon lock and catch, a shallow caddy top with 3 wood finials, a fret, giltwood capped twist columns, 8" long side windows and convex moulds beneath. The trunk has a 43 1/2 " long door hinged directly onto the side and has an octagonal lenticle. The plain base sits on 4 bun feet. The eight day, hour striking movement has thin plates held together with 5 beautifully turned and latched pillars, it has a very early anchor escapement with long drooping arms and an inside countwheel operated by an outside detent through the backplate. An interesting feature is the backcock, which is identical to some used by Johannes Fromanteel and has the same casting fault. A beautifully engraved Tudor rose centres the 10" dial. It has early cherub head spandrels, second's dial, date aperture, shallow ringed winding holes and is signed on the chapter ring "Tho. Chamberlaine, Londini". The Chamberlaines were a well established family of clockmakers the founding member Nathaniel was free of the clockmakers company in 1659. It is not clear how Thomas fits in but it may be he is the one listed by the clockmakers company as Thomas Chambers working in Westminster in 1662. His work clearly shows he was familiar with the work of the early masters and in particular Johannes Fromanteel.</p>
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Joshua Harrocks, of Lancaster C.1760
<p>The hood with broken arcitechural top and central finial has an arched glazed moulded frame door with criss-cross wood frets flanking the arch, freestanding reeded pillars with turned wood capitals and matching 1/2 pillars to the rear. The throat moulding and the top of the trunk have blind fretwork bands, above the long round topped trunk door, which is edged with raised mouldings and is flanked by reeded 1/4 columns. The base with canted angles and shaped raised panel has Sheraton fan inlays, as has the trunk. The 4-pillar 8-day movement striking the hours on a bell has a 13in arched brass dial, and date aperture. Large headed cherub spandrels to the corners with the centre engraved with foliage. The arch has a painted hunting scene and is signed on a silvered strip `Joshua Harrocks, Lancaster.` The winding holes and date aperture have black wax surrounds a peculiarity found only in the Lancaster area.</p>
 
Joseph Martineau, London C.1750
<p>An exceptional quality mahogany pagoda clock. The hood with shallow pagoda and fan inlay, topped with 3 original brass finials. A blind arcaded arched fret follows through the sides. Brass capped reeded columns, with ebony inlay and matching 1/2 columns to the rear, flank the arched glazed door. The full-length trunk door inlaid with panels. Blind fretwork above and to the trunk corners. The base has an elaborate double front and a shaped panel set on original feet. The eight day, 5 pillar movement striking the hours on a bell has a 12in arched brass dial, with applied chapter ring, corner spandrels, seconds dial, date aperture, strike-silent dial in the arch, and signature band signed Martineau, London.</p>
 
Boothsbank Farm, Leigh Road, Worsley, Manchester M28 1LL. England