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    Sale 5354

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    13 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 34

    A George I walnut striking eight day longcase clock

    DIAL AND MOVEMENT BY JAMES STEVENS, LONDON

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    A George I walnut striking eight day longcase clock
    Dial and movement by James Stevens, London
    The breakarch hood with stepped and moulded top, inset columns with giltwood capitals and glazed side panels, the 12 in. wide brass dial with silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring with diamond half hour markers, signed 'James Stevens/London', matted centre with subsidiary seconds ring and date aperture, hands now black painted, the arch with silvered disc engraved with an eagle and inscribed 'TEMPUS FUGIT', within dolphin spandrels (one later), restoration to corner, the eight day movement with five ringed pillars, anchor escapement and rack strike on bell; case and dial associated to case, circa 1725; two brass weights, pendulum, crank key, door key
    87 in. (221 cm.) high


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