Lot 311George III Gilt-Metal Mounted Mahogany Tall Case Clock
James Thwaites, London
The arched cornice above a filigree frieze and a tympanum painted with a musical party, over the brass dial, with subsidiary seconds dial, day of the month, and automaton movement playing twelve tunes, flanked by stop-fluted Corinthian columns, continuing to a flat arched door, raised on paneled base.
Height 7 feet 11 inches, width 22 inches, 10 1/2 inches.
C Property from an East Hampton Collection
Sold for $11,250
Regarding Working Condition:
Regretfully, Doyle does not provide condition reports regarding the working condition of clocks in its sales; this is a highly specialized area; therefore, please assume this clock may not be in good working condition and may require the services of a clock specialist
Regarding Clock Case:
there are some thin cracks and splitting to the wood sides, most notably to the bottom part of the case but also to the sides of the hood; there is no base board; there are a few areas with small veneer losses, including along the bottom right facing front corner and there is a small wedge-shaped break to a piece of wood at this corner and this piece is about to become detached; one of the thin gilt-metal mounts is missing in the area where the columns have stop-fluting; there are three brass weights and a pendulum; there is a small key that locks the door on the hood; there is no key that would lock the door on the main case of the clock; there is no winding key or crank; a few of the small pins or nails that secure the various gilt-metal mounts (Corinthian capitals) into place are missing;
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