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A fine William and Mary or Queen Anne walnut-case 8-day brass dial longcase clock John Warner (I or II), Draycott, circa 1700 The 12-inch brass dial having a silvered chapter ring with Roman hours, Arabic minutes, half hour divisions and inner quarter hour track, framing a matted centre with silvered subsidiary calendar ring over oval cartouche engraved John Warner in Draycott in cursive script (with scroll serifs to 'W' and final 'r'), all within baroque spandrels having cherub supporters holding a crown, the knopped and finned four-pillar movement striking on a bell, the substantial walnut-veneered oak case having a lift-off hood with stepped moulded cornice over fretwork frieze and sunken barley twist columns, the trunk with cushion-moulded, feather-banded and quarter-veneered figured long trunk door with lenticle on conforming base and plinth, 82, (208cm) high.Brian Loomes records a John Warner I (b. 1647) and his son John, and has found signatures of both suggesting Draycott but favours Chipping Campden as the place name for most clocks by the father. (ex.inf.vendor).
Dial - lower left corner slightly blunted. Movement - appears sound.. Around 2 of very old packing to upstands. Packing, upstands and seatboard all seem to be same timber and period. Case - typical minor veneer flaws but overall good. Sold with pendulum, two weights (probably non-original but no winder or key.