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A fine small Charles II walnut quarter striking longcase clock

Maker:  Joseph Knibb


A fine small Charles II walnut quarter striking longcase clock, circa 1675, the 9 inches latched dial signed Joseph Knibb Londini Fecit with silver chapter ring and seconds ring and silver winged cherub spandrels, the eight pillar three train latched movement striking the quarters on two small bells and the hour on a larger bell, formerly with two countwheels, now with rack striking, lacking bolt and shutter maintaining power, the backplate cut for the anchor, the case with rising hood surmounted by a carved and moulded swan-neck cresting centred with a gilt-metal cartouche bearing the Arms of the Duke of Lauderdale flanked by two putti, the hood further embellished with gilt-metal Corinthian capitals to the spiral columns, a band of gilt filigree below the cornice, winged cherubs at the corners and swags of fruit at the front above the dial and at the sides above the simple Knibb-pattern wood sound frets, the narrow trunk with a long door below a further elaborate swag, the sides crossbanded, the plain plinth with bun feet, 6ft 5inches high. The movement has suffered somewhat from extensive 19th century restoration particularly to the striking control mechanism and the escapement; the dial has been defaced by crudely engraved arrows around the winding holes.

ID:  8984



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