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    Sale 2042

    Important English Furniture

    17 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 3

    A GEORGE III BRASS-MOUNTED MAHOGANY EIGHT-DAY STRIKING AND MUSICAL TABLE CLOCK

    ROBERT MANLEY, CIRCA 1780, WITH LATER ALTERATIONS

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III BRASS-MOUNTED MAHOGANY EIGHT-DAY STRIKING AND MUSICAL TABLE CLOCK
    ROBERT MANLEY, CIRCA 1780, WITH LATER ALTERATIONS
    The case with brass handle and later brass pineapple finials to bell top, glazed side panels, with gilt-brass scroll quarter frets to the front door, on brass bracket feet, the dial with brass scroll spandrels to a silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring, matted centre with mock pendulum aperture and signed on an arched plaque 'Robert Manley London', blued steel hands, the arch with ring for two tune selection (Lovely Nancy/Harvest Home), the six pillar movement with triple fusees and restored verge escapement, hour strike on bell and later music work on eight further bells via pinned cylinder, trip repeat, the back plate engraved with foliate scrolls around a cartouche with repeat signature; some restorations to case, dial altered or possibly replaced
    20 in. (51 cm. high)


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    Robert Manley is not recorded in G. H. Baillie's Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, London, 3rd ed., 1951.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY