Chinoiserie Longcase Clock by Joseph Herring of London
An excellent faux tortoiseshell lacquered longcase clock with well preserved Chinoiserie decoration.
The 8 day duration 5 pillar movement striking the hours on a bell and with 12" arched brass dial with separate silvered brass chapter ring, matted centre showing both seconds, date, the makers name on a silvered brass cartouche and brass spandrels to the corners. The arch with a Strike/Silent facility and typical spandrels of the period depicting sea creatures.
The restored faux tortoiseshell lacquered case with gold Chinoiserie decoration to the trunk door and base depicting houses, flowers, figures and a man playing a musical instrument. The base with a double plinth and further decoration. The hood with attached angle pillars with gilt wooden capitals, glazed access door and inspection windows to the side and a broken arch top with pagoda and three gilt wood finials.
Note: Joseph Herring of London is listed as working between 1767-1810 and as Liveryman of the Clockmakers Company. In 1770 Blackfriars Bridge was built across the River Thames. It was designed by the well known architect Robert Mylne.
Price: £10,250 / Height: 8'2½" / C.1770