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YATES THORNTON, ROMFORD An early George III period chinoiserie decorated longcase clock.

YATES THORNTON, ROMFORD  An early George III period chinoiserie decorated longcase clock. YATES THORNTON, ROMFORD  An early George III period chinoiserie decorated longcase clock. YATES THORNTON, ROMFORD  An early George III period chinoiserie decorated longcase clock. YATES THORNTON, ROMFORD  An early George III period chinoiserie decorated longcase clock. YATES THORNTON, ROMFORD  An early George III period chinoiserie decorated longcase clock.
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YATES THORNTON, ROMFORD An early George III period chinoiserie decorated longcase clock.

Origin
Romford, Essex
Date
circa 1750 - 1760

A mid-18th century period longcase clock by one of the most eminent Essex clockmakers. The pagoda top case is constructed primarily of oak and decorated with gilt chinoiserie decoration on a bottle green background. There are stylised figures set within an oriental village setting. The sides are decorated with chrysanthemums and foliage.

The 12 inch arch brass dial is mounted with a silvered chapter ring, inset seconds ring and urn and dolphin spandrels. The centre is finely matted and has an aperture to view the day of the month above VI. The dial is signed on a silvered brass plaque ‘Yates Thornton, Romford’ within the matted centre and there is a strike/silent dial within the arch.

The high-quality, 8-day duration five pillar movement has hour strike via an internal rack. The clock is complete with its original brass weights and pendulum bob.

Date: circa 1750 - 1760

Height: 9o in (228.5 cm)

* Yates Thornton is listed on page 770 of Brian Loomes’ Clockmakers of the World: 21st Century Edition. He was working in Romford, Essex in the mid-18th century.

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