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Thomas Bridge

THOMAS BRIDGE, LONDON c1690

A fine William and Mary walnut and marquetry longcase clock with excellent colouring and patination.

The case of oak is veneered with walnut, with panels of floral marquetry around lenticle to the trunk door. The hood has a marquetry door, barleytwist columns with gilded capitals and sound fret above. The marquetry base is supported by bun feet.

The 11 inch square dial has silvered chapter ring, seconds ring and cherub and foliage spandrels to corners. The finely matted centre with ringed winding holes and day of month aperture is surrounded by superbly executed triple crown engraving.  Signed Thos. Bridge Londini Fecit around 6 o’clock on chapter ring.

The three crowns signify the three kingdoms of the monarch, England, Scotland and Ireland. James II was the last monarch to rule over three realms, the clock could therefore date to 1688.

The clock has an eight day movement with five fine knopped and finned pillars,  anchor escapement and strikes the hours on a bell via an inside countwheel. A typically early brass bob pendulum and brass cased weights complete the clock.

Thomas Bridge was a well regarded maker working in London at the end of the 17th century. A longcase clock by Bridge was listed a part of the Wetherfield collection.

Height  6ft 8inches/203cm
Price SOLD

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William & Mary Walnut & Marquetry Longcase Clock

 

 

 

 

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