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This Longcase Walnut's Maker - Simon de Charmes is recorded. "Came from France circa 1685, made a Free Brother of the Clockmakers Company April 1691 and known to be in the Clockmakers Company until 1730". His premises are recorded "At the sign of the clock, the corner of Warwick Street, Charing Cross." Well known for his complicated watches - several of which are in museum collections, notably the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers collection in the Guildhall Museum.

This Longcase Walnut's Movement - Very high quality MONTH going movement with 5 finned and knopped pillars, plus hourly ( rack ) striking to a single bell. Brass bound weights. "Double brass" pendulum bob. - Price: £24,500

ANTIQUE Longcase Walnut CLOCK - LCWAL 121

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Title LCWAL 121
Case Figured and rippled walnut case of excellent proportions with red silk backed frets under cornice flat top. Side windows to hood. Flat top trunk door, especially good rippled walnut veneered sides and typical "London" two step, book match veneered, base.
Dial 12" breakarch brass dial with strike/silent indicator to arch, large "crown and cherub's head" spandrels, "floating" half hour markers to silvered chapter ring, finely matted dial centre, subsidiary seconds dial, square date box above the 6 o'clock position and blued, cut steel, hands.
Movement Very high quality MONTH going movement with 5 finned and knopped pillars, plus hourly ( rack ) striking to a single bell. Brass bound weights. "Double brass" pendulum bob.
Maker Simon de Charmes is recorded. "Came from France circa 1685, made a Free Brother of the Clockmakers Company April 1691 and known to be in the Clockmakers Company until 1730". His premises are recorded "At the sign of the clock, the corner of Warwick Street, Charing Cross." Well known for his complicated watches - several of which are in museum collections, notably the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers collection in the Guildhall Museum.
Date Circa 1720.
Height 89.8" ( 228 cms. ).
Price £24,500

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