20th March 2021 9:30 GMT/BST

Spring Sale (Day Two)

  Lot 425


<> A Walnut Marquetry Eight Day Longcase Clock, signed Hen Massy, London, circa 1700, caddied...

A Walnut Marquetry Eight Day Longcase Clock, signed Hen Massy, London, circa 1700, caddied pediment, brass capped columns, side viewing windows, marquetry trunk door depicting floral, bird and scroll work and central urn, inlaid stringing side panels, front of the plinth with matching marquetry, 12-inch square brass dial with silvered Roman chapter ring signed, matted centre with date aperture and seconds, crown and cherub spandrels, five pillar movement with anchor escapement and inside countwheel striking on a bell, later seatboard, 232cm high see illustrations Henry Massy is recorded as working from Charles Street, London and was free of the clockmakers from 1692 to 1745.

Not Sold
Estimated at £4,000 - £6,000


08.02.21 Case with veneers lifting in parts and cracking in places, case surfaces have been polished, some moulding beneath the throat moulding has been replaced, some mouldings around the border of the trunk door has been replaced, trunk door has been repaired at some time, signs from the back of the door with a rectangular piece of oak placed into the door, and it appears that the marquetry has then been re-laid onto the new pieces of wood and some small pieces of new marquetry re-laid, wooden dial surround veneers have been later added, some patching to veneers replaced around the case, some cracking to the plinth, later built skirting, dial needs cleaning and chapter ring needs re-silvering, movement looks complete, later seatboard.

Auction: Spring Sale (Day Two), 20th March 2021

Spring Sale (Day Two)

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