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A early 18th century Dutch walnut and seaweed marquetry longcase

Maker:  Thomas Earnshaw


A early 18th century Dutch walnut and seaweed marquetry longcase, the caddy top with four brass finials and pierced fretwork, the trunk door with oval glazed lenticle and the base with later bun feet. Now containing a mid to late 19th century English four pillar movement with dead-beat escapement, chiming the quarters on eight bells and striking on a gong. The 18th century 12in. broken arched brass dial with "strike/silent" work in the arch and unmatched spandrels. The 19th century matted dial centre with silvered subsidiary seconds ring and silvered chapter ring, signed on a curved silvered panel "Thos Earnshaw High Holborn" (probably Thomas Earnshaw III, 11.c. 1835-1856) 104".

ID:  7695