A rare and very fine early 18th century (circa 1720) striking walnut and marquetry cased square brass dial longcase clock of 8 day duration by William Kipling, London (1705-1737) a maker of renown.
The 12" square dial has a matted centre, ringed winding holes, both seconds and minutes silvered chapter rings, all original seconds, minutes and hours hands. A chamfered and engraved date aperture with working date wheel behind and a good set of early cast brass corner spandrels.
The extremely decorative marquetry casework has a flat top hood with blind fretwork frieze over a hood door with integral pilasters over a concave throat above a long walnut trunk door spectacularly inlaid with satinwood, harewood, boxwood and ebony depicting birds and vases amongst flowers and foliage. There is an oval glass viewing lenticle in the trunk door over a rectangular base with line inlaid plinth.
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Dimensions: Height: 6'9" Width: 1'6" Depth: 10"