SOLD! for $2,280.00.
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- Low Estimate: $1,800.00
- High Estimate: $2,200.00
- Realized: $2,280.00
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English longcase clock with swimming swan automaton dial, John Chambley of Wolverhampton, West Midlands, circa 1790. Mahogany and mahogany veneers with pine and oak secondary. Hood with a broken arch pediment, brass rosettes, and brass finials, and arched door flanked by fluted columns; finely grained veneered waist door with scalloped top flanked by fluted columns, above a box base with chamfered sides and applied square molding with curved corners, all raised on ogee bracket feet. Painted metal dial with swimming swan automaton in the arch, shell painted spandrels, Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dial and calendar aperture, signed John Chambley Wolverhampton on face and stamped FRANCIS on backplate. Brass 8 day works and pendulum, iron weights. Pendulum and weights appear to be original. Dimensions overall: 93" H, 23" W, 9 2/8" D.
PROVENANCE: Mark Anthony Grant Estate, Clarksville, Tennessee.
CONDITION: CONDITION: Works appear to be original. Missing suspension string for pendulum. Not functional at time of inspection, needs to be cleaned. Glass is likely a replacement. 4 1/2" vertical veneer patch to beveled side of base, possible keystone shaped veneer patch to center of hood door at top of arch. Small veneer patch to hood door below clock face. Loss to left side swan's neck pediment. Some possible repainting to dial; background is crazed with one area of instability near center, close to flaking off. Small area (about 2"L) of wood loss to top of hood on one side. Shrinkage cracks to door and one side below hood. Left front foot with loss of height. Veneer patch to side of waist at lock strike (lock strike appears replaced). Replaced strip to back side of hood. Scattered scratches, wear and abrasions to case.Â¬Â¨âÃâ