Live Auction, 15 March 2010

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Lot 249
A Dutch burr-walnut longcase clock, 19th century

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R 80 000 - 100 000
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A Dutch burr-walnut longcase clock, 19th century


the 33,5cm engraved brass dial signed DOS = Molenaer, Amsterdam, with leaf and urn spandrels, disc alarm and pierced hands, seconds dial flanked by sectors for month with maximum days and ruling deity and day of the week and signs of the zodiac with ruling deity, date aperture, the silvered arch engraved with panels of Europa, Afrika, Amerika and Asia, with a moon disc and apertures for lunar date and high tide, the movement with anchor escapement and trip repeating rack striking on two bells, alarm on a bell, the case with caddy cresting, panels of fretwork and centred with a spray of carved leaves, gilt-capped hood pilasters, shaped trunk door inlaid with stringing and a lenticle of Europa, the bombé plinth similarly decorated, on scroll feet, lacking attributes, restorations, 245cm high

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