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    Sale 7700

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 183

    A GEORGE II MAHOGANY STRIKING EIGHT DAY LONGCASE CLOCK WITH YEAR CALENDAR AND EQUATION OF TIME

    DANIEL DELANDER, LONDON. CIRCA 1730

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE II MAHOGANY STRIKING EIGHT DAY LONGCASE CLOCK WITH YEAR CALENDAR AND EQUATION OF TIME
    DANIEL DELANDER, LONDON. CIRCA 1730
    The flat top hood with inset columns and rectangular glazed side panels, convex throat mouldings above the rectangular trunk door, the 12 in. wide brass dial with mask and foliate spandrels to silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring with diamond half hour and half quarter hour markers and signed 'DAN: DELANDER LONDON', subsidiary seconds and date square to the matted centre, the arch with devil mask and foliate spandrels flanking year calendar and equation of time sector above silvered plaque inscribed 'Tabula/Equa/tio/nis', later blued steel hands, the movement with five latched and ring-turned pillars, restored bolt and shutter maintaining power, replaced anchor escapement and internal rack strike on bell; pendulum, two weights, winding key, two case keys
    88½ in. (225 cm.) high; 18½ in. (47 cm.) wide; 10¼ in (26 cm.) deep


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    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
    T. Robinson, The Longcase Clock, Woodbridge, 1981, p.172,fig
    D. Roberts, British Longcase Clocks, Atglen, 1990, pp.104-105
    E. Bruton, The Wetherfield Collection of Clocks, London, 1981, p.208, fig.184

    Daniel Delander was born in 1678 and apprenticed to Charles Halstead in 1692, later transferring to Thomas Tompion. He was Freed in July 1699 but continued his association with Tompion's workshop, quite possibly as a journeyman. When Tompion died in 1713 Delander moved from Devereux Court to premises between the Two Temple Gates in Fleet Street. He died in 1733. Roberts (p.105) states that he was an exceptionally fine and ingenious maker, being famed for his equation work and his duplex escapement. He is also known for his use of shallow arches and unusual spandrels on his dials. Examples of clocks with comparable dials by Delander are illustrated, Robinson p.172, fig, Roberts pp.104-105 and Bruton p.208, fig.184. See also, a particularly fine gilt-brass and ivory-mounted ebonised astronomical longcase clock with equation of time and duplex escapement, sold anonymously, Christie's London, 11 December 2002, lot 80.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF THE LATE GRAHAM HODGETTS