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A Stunning Queen Anne Month Duration, Book Leaf Figured Walnut Longcase Clock By Roger Penton. C1690

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Overton Clocks of Chesterfield ltd

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OPEN TO OFFERS! A stunning Queen Anne 30 day duration, book leaf figured walnut longcase clock by Roger Penton. C1690
The stunning walnut case with fretwork panelled caddy top still retains its original wooden gilt finials. The Book leaf figured walnut veneer is simply stunning set within the “D” moulded door, and the matching figured walnut base finishes the case beautifully. I have carefully removed the years of dust, grime and soot from the case by hand using an age old technique that although is very labour intensive, retains the original shellac finish that has to be seen to fully appreciate. Over the incredible 330 years that this clock has been around it has received the odd repair as can be expected and I have not attempted to hide any of them.
The five latched knopped pillar movement has been beautifully made and the maker clearly knew what he was doing. The quality of the steel is excellent and hardened perfectly. Because of this the wear in the clock is minimal and this is demonstrated by the quiet, smooth action of the strike and the healthy action on the going train. The “latches” are perfectly finished to fit the pillars and because of the condition of the acquired clock I am assuming it has not been apart for some time because the movement was covered in years of dust/spiders and does not exhibit the usual hammer marks and poor handing dents so often seen on longcase clock movements that have been “serviced” by a poor quality repairer.
These early month duration longcase clocks are quite rare and certainly the matched book leaf figured walnut is a welcome change to the typical marquetry clocks.
This clock comes with a full three years guarantee for your peace of mind in your investment and I will personally deliver and set up your clock upon purchase.
With over twenty five years experience in restoring and conserving clocks and working on some of the finest and complicated clocks for a select group of the best antique clock dealers in the country.
As well as this, Overton Clocks has now decided to offer our customers the opportunity to purchase fine antique clocks that have been personally selected for their unique or special features. Each clock has been expertly restored to the highest of standards by myself. Overton clocks ensures peace of mind in your investment, by personally offering three years warranty on all of our timepieces.
I am a master clockmaker, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and a member of the British watch and clockmakers guild. Overton Clocks is a traditional clock shop based in the heart of Chesterfield on two floors hosting a showroom and in-house fully equipped workshop.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 17th Century.


Height = 266 cm (104.7")
Width = 30 cm (11.8")
Depth = 20 cm (7.9")

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Overton Clocks of Chesterfield ltd
United Kingdom

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