A fine George III mahogany-case 8-day brass dial longcase cl...

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A fine George III mahogany-case 8-day brass dial longcase clock. Richard Donisthorpe, London, circa 1775. The 12-inch break-arched dial having a silvered chapter ring with Roman hours and Arabic minutes framing a matted centre with subsidiary seconds dial over signature crescent engraved Rich'd Donisthorpe London in cursive script, within rococo scroll spandrels, the five-pillar movement rack-striking on a bell, the case with pagoda-topped hood having pierced fretwork panel between brass ball-and-spire finials on reeded pedestals over stop-fluted columns , the trunk with conforming quadrant columns flanking a figured break-arched long trunk door with moulded border, on a panelled stepped base with bracket feet, 91.5, (231cm) high.
Dial and movement have been cleaned and overhauled. Extremely thin piece of packing to cheeks beneath seatboard. Case polished some years ago but overall VGC with no significant warping to door.

Auction Date:
24th Oct 16 at 10am BST
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