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SA693642

A Georgian Quarter Chiming Eight Bell Mahogany Longcase Clock By David Lestourgeon C1750

Price

£9,750 | $12,982 USD | €11,047 EUR
Item Number: SA693642
Date of manufacture: Georgian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Overton Clocks of Chesterfield ltd
This antique has been viewed 76 times in the past month with the most views from the United Kingdom.

Description

A rather nice quarter chiming longcase clock by David Lestourgeon c1750.
The fine flame mahogany case with circular glazed panels to the sides of the hood allow the impressive eight bell to be seen. The case has been sympathetically cleaned, I have carefully removed the many years of dust, dirt and soot to reveal its original shellac high gloss finish. All locks have been overhauled and come with a corresponding key.
The very well made large knopped pillar movement has been fully overhauled by me personally and comes with a full three year guarantee for your peace of mind.
His Grandfather also David (1660-1731) was born in Rouen and came to London in 1681 as a Huguenot refugee. The Huguenots were French Protestants in the 16th-17th century and were persecuted by the French catholic government of Louis XV. Many of them were very talented craftsmen and quickly found a niche in clockmaking. There is quite a lot of research material available about this entrepreneurial group of people. His Father David (II) 1681-1731 worked for a number of Londonís eminent makers including Tompion, Knibb and Massey and this standard was clearly passed to his son David (III) (1721-1751) who made this clock. Every wheel, pinion, pivot and steel part has been finished to the highest of standards. The clock plays the Whittington tune every quarter of an hour and can be silenced if needed. The cast brass dial has been sympathetically cleaned and shows off the hand punched and hand engraved centre beautifully. I'm still unsure whether to re-silver the chapter rings so will leave them for now, if you would like me to silver the rings then please let me know.
A good opportunity to acquire a well made quarter chiming longcase clock by a famous Huguenot family of clockmakers.
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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Declaration

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


Dimensions

Height = 216 cm (85.0")
Width = 46 cm (18.1")
Depth = 23 cm (9.1")


Seller Details

Overton Clocks of Chesterfield ltd
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
United Kingdom
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