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Fine Month Marquetry Longcase Grandfather Clock - Bird , London


£19,500 | $27,175 USD | €22,725 EUR
Status: Reserved
Seller: Steam Mill Clocks
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This is a fine and rare marquetry long case of month duration by Michael Bird (2) of London circa 1700 . He was apprenticed to his father Michael (1) in 1672 and became a Free Brother of the Clockmakers Company in 1683.
The 12 inch square brass chapter ring and spandrel dial has a well matted and engraved centre with a small date aperture above 6 o'clock and a subsidiary seconds dial below 12 o'clock .The cherubs head spandrels have decorative engraving between them. The winding holes are ringed and the makers name is engraved on the chapter ring.
The fine quality weight driven of one month duration has five finned and knopped pillars and strikes the hours on a bell which is controlled by an outside count wheel . It has been expertly serviced and is in perfect working order.
The magnificent case has a carcase of English oak and veneered in walnut and arabesque marquetry . The sides have walnut panels and a glazed sight aperture to the sides of the case. The images can show much more than a lengthy description in words but suffice to say that it in remarkable condition for an item which is over 300 years of age having been renovated by a 78 year old Master Craftsman . It will delight the most discerning client . Interested parties are encouraged to view the clock as it is actually better in the flesh
Marquetry clocks of this great age were only made for the very wealthiest of clients and to find one of month duration is very rare indeed as the tolerances required made the movements very difficult to produce.
I will deliver , set up and provide 12 months guarantee in England Wales and the Scottish lowlands at the full asking price
This clock is 7ft 8 inch tall (approx) , 20 inches at its widest point , and 9 inches deep. The trunk is 12 1/2 inches wide and the length of the door 42 inches
If a lesser offer is accepted it will be considered a trade sale with the clock sold as described with shipping / collection the responsibility of the buyer.
I will ship the clock worldwide in a purpose made wooden crate and professionally packed
Guesstimate shipping rates are as follows
Europe £500
USA £800
Asia and Australia £1000
Please read carefully.
Due to the covid pandemic please note that shipping costs have risen considerably. Therefore I would urge you to contact me to request a shipping price. Our averts give a “guesstimate” shipping price and until the item is packed and weighed a final price can not be given unless a professional shipping company is being used.
Thank you.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1700.


Height = 236 cm (92.9")
Width = 51 cm (20.1")
Depth = 23 cm (9.1")

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