DANIEL LECOUNT. A FINE WILLIAM AND MARY PERIOD FLORAL MARQUETRY AND WALNUT 8-DAY LONGCASE CLOCK OF BEAUTIFUL PROPORTIONS AND COLOUR.
A fine William and Mary period floral marquetry and walnut 8-Day longcase clock of beautiful proportions and colour.
The case is constructed primarily of oak and veneered with walnut and panels of bird and floral marquetry against an ebony ground. The long crossgrain mouldings are in walnut. Standing on bun feet the clock retains its original base and there is a gilt wooden lenticle to the trunk door. The hood with front-opening door is flanked by walnut barley twist columns and there is a delicate walnut sound fret set below the moulded cornice.
The 11 inch square brass dial is mounted with cherub and foliate spandrels and a silvered brass chapter ring. The dial centre is finely matted with ringed winding holes and there is an aperture to view the day of the month above VI. The maker’s signature is inscribed Dan:Le’Count London between VII and V on the chapter ring. The blued steel hands are finely pierced and faceted.
The high quality 8-day duration movement has five ringed pillars and the hours are sounded on a bell via an inside locking plate.
Height: 79 ½ in (202 cm)
Width: 18 ¼ in (46 cm)
Depth: 10 ½ in (26.5cm)
* Daniel Lecount was born in France and is believed to have come to London as a Hugueonot refugee. He became free of the Clockmakers’ Company in 1676 and he signed the Oath of Allegiance in 1697 and he died in 1738. This is only the second marquetry longcase clock by this maker which we have handled.
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