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Walnut Veneered Marquetry Longcase Clock by William Jourdain

Auction:
2502
Lot:
667
Sold for:
$7,703$6,500

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Walnut Veneered Marquetry Longcase Clock by William Jourdain, London, c. 1750, the sarcophagus top with blind fretwork backed by fabric, arched and glazed hood door flanked by flat inlaid columns capped with brass, tombstone-shaped waist door with cast brass decoration on pendulum aperture and flanked by chamfered corners, the base with canted corners, cove molding and ball feet, 12 in. brass dial, moon's age in the arch surmounted by the engraved name boss William Jourdain, London, silvered Roman chapter ring with half and quarter-hour marks, matted center and ringed winding holes, seconds bit and recessed date, applied cast brass spandrels, eight-day brass, five-pillar, two-hammer, two-bell "Dutch striking" movement powered by two brass-cased weights and regulated by an iron pendulum rod and brass bob with calibrated regulating nut, ht. 99 in.
Estimate $7,000-9,000

Top molded section of sarcophagus is an old replacement, no finial plinths or finials, age consistent repairs and replacements on veneers and inlay, molding repairs and replacements on waist door, blind fret and fabric is a restoration, both movement supports are replaced to provide a firmer support for the movement/dial, lower 16 inches of backboard is restored although sides and front of case appear to be original, ball feet are replacements.

The seatboard is broken in two pieces.

Keywords

London, William Jourdain, Bob, Clocks, Door, Horology, Longcase clock, Marquetry