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Ref: MARQ-04 Longcase Clock
Clockmaker/By : William Carter of Cambridge.
Duration: Month Going.
Circa : 1700.
Height : 81 inches.
Exceptional quality walnut marquetry floral / bird marquetry on oak carcase.
Barley twist pillars to hood, repeated at rear of hood.
Green silk backed fret to hood. Side windows to hood for movement observation purposes.
Long door 'D' edged trunk door (42") with lenticle window.
Width at widest point 19" (Hood).
Month going 12" wheatear edged brass dial with silvered chapter ring marking minutes / half hours and a seconds dial.
Cherub head style spandrels of the type introduced by Thomas Tompion.
Ringed winding holes and date aperture which also shows the day of the week and its Zodiac sign.
Five finned pillars between movement plates and inside rack and bell striking.
Typical well finished hands and Roman numerals.
Heavy lead filled brass weights to power month going movement.
This is the third marquetry clock by this maker that we have possessed, except that on one clock the letter 'e' in Cambridge was omitted. William Carter was working in Cambridge until pre1714 and also in London. It seems he may have worked in Cambridge in 1721 also. He had a son named Hewes who was apprenticed in 1716 to Henry Camden, a London clockmaker.
Guarantee : 12 months.
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