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Clockmaker/By : William Carter of Cambridge.
Duration: 8 Day.
Circa : Pre 1700.
Height : 81 inches.
Exceptional quality walnut veneered floral / bird marquetry on oak carcase.
Nicely proportioned case featuring floral panels with bird in door.
Brass capped pillars to hood, quarter repeated at rear of hood.
Side windows to hood for movement observation purposes.
Long 'D' edged trunk door with lenticel window and original lock and iron strap hinges.
Replacement bun feet.
12" brass dial with silvered chapter ring marking minutes, half and quarter hours and a seconds dial.
Cherub head style spandrels of the type introduced by Thomas Tompion.
Good engraving to salt box date aperture which also shows the day of the week and Zodiac sign, ringed winding holes set in matted brass dial surface.
Five finned pillar and inside rack and bell hour striking.
Typical well finished hands.
This is the third marquetry clock by this maker that we have possessed, with a very similar dial except that on one clock Cambridge was spelt minus the letter 'e'.
William Carter was working in Cambridge until around 1721 and had a son named Hewes who was apprenticed in 1716 to Henry Camden, a London clockmaker.
Guarantee : 12 months.
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