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A Stunning James II Burr Walnut Longcase Clock By Joseph Windmills C1690


£19,500 | $26,550 USD | €21,705 EUR
Item Number: SA760333
Date of manufacture: 17th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Overton Clocks of Chesterfield ltd
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An absolutely stunning James II/ William of Orange fine figured walnut longcase clock by the famous Joseph Windmills (1640-1724). Joseph was considered one of the finest clockmakers in the late 17th century London, becoming the youngest warden of the worshipful company in 1699. He sat alongside the eminent Thomas Tompion and preceded him as Master in 1702. This particular clock with an incredibly rare concave “sunburst” within the base and matching quarter sunburst quadrants to the door. Late 17th century walnut clocks of this intrinsic quality and aesthetic appeal by famous makers are increasingly rare and hard to find. Clocks by Joseph Windmills can be found in many important public collections and museums around the world.
This clock case has been very carefully cleaned by painstakingly removing layers of dirt, dust and general grime to reveal its original patina that simply cannot be replicated.
The brass dial with exquisite engraved scrollwork to the arch frames the cartouche with Joseph Windmills London engraved within. The wheatear bordered dial is finished with Crown and Cherub spandrels and finely pierced hands. The Windmills feature of a strike/silent lever discreetly placed to the right hand side is operated via a simple lever.
The fine five knopped pillar movement with beautifully made wheelwork is typical of the quality expected from Joseph Windmills. The movement has been fully overhauled by me personally to ensure longevity in its operation and comes with a full three year guarantee for your peace of mind in your investment.
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 = 244 cm (96.1")
Width = 42 cm (16.5")
Depth = 22 cm (8.7")

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Overton Clocks of Chesterfield ltd
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