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    Sale 7700

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 205

    A GEORGE I WALNUT STRIKING EIGHT DAY LONGCASE CLOCK

    EDWARD FAULKNER, LONDON. CIRCA 1720

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    A GEORGE I WALNUT STRIKING EIGHT DAY LONGCASE CLOCK
    EDWARD FAULKNER, LONDON. CIRCA 1720
    The case with stepped and moulded flat top hood with glazed rectangular side panels, formerly with fretwork panels, brass-capped front pilasters, moulded frame to the rectangular trunk door, with cyma moulding above the plinth, formerly with skirting, the 12 in. wide brass dial with cherub and crown spandrels to engraved Roman and Arabic chapter ring with fleur-de-lys half hour markers and diamond half quarter hour markers, the matted centre with engraved border to the date square, ringed winding holes and subsidiary seconds, foliate engraving to the arch with cherubs surmounted by a crown and flanking signature plaque signed 'Edward/Faulkner/London', hour and minute hands lacking, later seconds hand, the movement with five fine ring-turned pillars, anchor escapement and rack strike on bell, later seatboard; pendulum
    87 in. (224 cm.) high; 18½ in. (47 cm.) wide; 9 in. (23 cm.) deep


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    Edward Faulkner was born circa 1679 and apprenticed in 1692. He was Master of the Clockmakers' Company in 1734. The present clock is notable for its pretty dial arch, with its cherub and coronet signature plaque. A dial of related design may be seen on a walnut clock from circa 1725 by William Sellers, illustrated in T. Robinson, The Longcase Clock, Woodbridge, 1981, p.218, fig.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN