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18th Century Antique Chinoiserie Tavern Clock by Samuel Thorndike of Ipswich

$23,605.37

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A fine Georgian tavern wall clock with gilt and chinoiserie decorated case, by this established Suffolk maker. The round white dial has Roman numerals with outer minutes circle and enclosed by a molded surround. The shaped brass hands have heart shaped tips and the minute hand is counterpoised. The case is fully signed beneath the circular dial, Saml. Thorndike Ipswich, and the trunk door is beautifully decorated with oriental figures within a garden landscape, the sides displaying chrysanthemum decoration, within a gilt border. The weight driven movement has an anchor escapement, with steel rod pendulum. Samuel Thorndike, Ipswich, born 1757, free 1780 and married in 1781, is recorded working in Butter Market until 1801 and died in 1819.

Details

  • Creator
    Samuel Thorndike (Clockmaker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 59 in (149.86 cm)Width: 28 in (71.12 cm)Depth: 7.5 in (19.05 cm)
  • Style
    George III (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Wood,Lacquered
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1790-1799
  • Date of Manufacture
    1790
  • Condition
    Repaired: Only the necessary professional cleaning and maintenance of the working mechanism to ensure its good working order and reliability. Essential cleaning and waxing of the wood case to preserve its patina and colour. Wear consistent with age and use. Condition of this clock is excellent. Any further details available will be given freely and frankly upon request.
  • Seller Location
    Devon, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU969713736691

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