SOLD! for $1,320.00.
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John Gilkes Shipston (English, 1707 – 1789/1790), Quaker 30-hour elmwood tall case clock. Flat hood with molded cornice above a glazed door with integral flanking columns, brass dial with Roman hours and Arabic minutes to the chapter ring, the center engraved with a compass or sun and wavy lines, engraved "Jn Gilkes" and "SHIPSTON" to the lower chapter ring, the brass spandrels with applied scrolling pierced foliate and flame decoration. Waist with long molded door over medial molding and a box base. Brass works with iron weight. 88" H x 13 1/4" W x 9 3/4" D. Oxfordshire, England, Mid 18th century. Note: John Gilkes of Shipston (1707 – 1789/1790) was the son of Thomas Gilkes Sr. (1675 – 1757) of Sibford, Both father and son were notable Quakers in the Oxfordshire community and Thomas Gilkes Sr. was purported to be the founder of clockmaking, particularly Quaker clockmaking, in Oxfordshire. The estate of a Vanderbilt University professor, Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: Case and dial in overall good condition with expected general wear. Split to top of backboard. One iron weight retained. Works not tested or guaranteed.