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1681/18: CHRISTOPHER GOULD: a very fine and original late 17th/early 18th century MARQUETRY LONGCASE CLOCK in full working order. The case is superbly inlaid with marquetry to the hood; the base and with gorgeous oval panels to the long trunk door. The 8-day 5-pillar movement, typical of the period, strikes hours via the internal countwheel, whilst the dial features subsidiary seconds; date aperture; 'ringed' decoration to the winding holes; cherub spandrels and ornate blued steel hands. Engraved signature to the chapter-ring. 84ins tall. *Christopher Gould (fl 1682-1718), a highly regarded maker, with a number of longcase clocks in the Wetherfield Collection. c.1700

clock, London, longase, marquetry


1623/18: EDWARDS & ROBERTS: a splendid quality late Victorian mahogany WRITING DESK in wonderful condition. The boxwood inlaid and crossbanded top is fitted with a gilt-tooled morocco leather writing surface, whilst below, the two pedestals each have three graduated drawers arranged either side of the kneehole, with a further concave drawer to the centre. All these drawers are lined in mahogany and are beautifully inlaid with marquetry scrollwork to the fronts. One is fitted for writing (ink bottles; pens etc) and the centre drawer is stamped with the makers name. A practical and very attractive desk. 48ins wide; 25ins deep; 28.5ins high. (122 x 63.5 x 72cms) c.1890

desk, furniture, marquetry, writing