Sold for £4,600
William Kipling of London - an early 18th century walnut and floral marquetry inlaid longcase clock, having a square brass 12" dial, with cast brass cherub spandrels holding aloft a crown, signed to the silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring, having silvered subsidiary seconds dial, date aperture, matted centre, twin ringed winding holes for a brass eight-day four-pillar weight driven movement striking on a bell, the case with all-over floral marquetry and figural inlays, h.217cm
With brass cased weights, pendulum and door key.
Case generally good with some shrinkage splits but veneers 99% complete.
Large chip above boxbase and further repair to opposite corner.
The whole dial appears cleaned back.
Movement appears all original and untouched for a long time.
Gut wire frayed but not broken.
Hands and chapter ring repainted.
Cheeks have been built up.
Seatboard probably an old replacement.
Case free from woodworm.
Consigned from a deceased estate in Sussex, no service history.
Condition reports must be considered as a matter of opinion and not fact.
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