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A Chinoiserie Longcase Clock by John Ellicott

H: 97 in / 247 cm  |  W: 19 in / 48 cm  |  D: 9 in / 24 cm

Description

A Longcase Clock,with a Musical Movement by John Ellicott, Clockmaker to King George the Third

Housed within a Chinoiserie lacquered case, having an inspection door, the domed top with brass flambeau finials, the hood housing the John Ellicott eight day movement striking the hours on a bell, with a brass faced, arched dial, with silvered hour chapter and second rings respectively engraved with Roman and Arabic numerals; below, an aperture showing the date, and over, the tunes played, ‘Charming Phillis’ (sic), and ‘29th May’, with pierced brass spandrels in the quadrants. Engraved, ‘John Ellicott, London’.
Circa 1750

REF No. 7652

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