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    Sale 7713

    Furniture & Clocks

    23 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 86

    A QUEEN ANNE WALNUT AND SEAWEED MARQUETRY STRIKING EIGHT DAY LONGCASE CLOCK

    BENJAMIN COLLYER, LONDON. CIRCA 1710

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    A QUEEN ANNE WALNUT AND SEAWEED MARQUETRY STRIKING EIGHT DAY LONGCASE CLOCK
    BENJAMIN COLLYER, LONDON. CIRCA 1710
    CASE: hood with domed top above later fret cornice, inset giltwood capped plain columns to the front angles, glazed side panels, convex throat mouldings, trunk door with lenticle and seaweed marquetry all over, conforming decoration to the plinth, later skirting; door key
    DIAL: 11 in. square brass dial with scored line border, mask and foliate spandrels to silvered chapter ring signed 'Benj. Collyer London fecit', subsidiary seconds, ringed winding holes and engraved date square to matted centre, later blued steel hands
    MOVEMENT: six latched and ring-turned pillars, anchor escapement and internal countwheel strike on bell; later seatboard, pendulum, two weights
    87 in. (221 cm.) high; 19¼ in. (49 cm.) wide; 10½ in. (27 cm.) deep


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    Collyer was apprenticed to Stephen Wilmot in 1684. Free of the Clockmakers' Company 1693-1700, he worked in Leadenhall Street, London.

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