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18th Century Longcase Clock with Chinoiserie Lacquer



A fine oak longcase clock by Philip Avenell of Farnham with later lacquered chinoiserie decoration. The eight day movement strikes the hours on a clear bell. The clock face has a 12 inch brass break arched brass dial flanked by ornate gilt brass spandrels. The raised silvered chapter ring is crisply engraved with black Roman numerals and Arabic five minute numerals to the outer aspect. The central dial has a subsidiary seconds dial, a date aperture and is profusely engraved with floral decoration. The maker's signature is signed within a cartouche. The chinoiserie decoration was likely added in the early 20th century. English, circa 1780. Notes: Philip Avenell was part of a 200 year dynasty of clockmakers based in the South of England. Watchmakers and clockmakers of the world’ by Brian Loomes records Phillip Avenell as working in London circa 1765 then in Farnham from circa 1775, roughly when this clock was made. Philip Avenell died in 1809.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 86.62 in. (220 cm)Width: 18.31 in. (46.5 cm)Depth: 10.04 in. (25.5 cm)
  • Style
    George III (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1780
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. We have made some restorations to the lacquer in our dedicated restoration department.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Stock no. 154591stDibs: LU1603222027992

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

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