Lot 479
  • 479

A Dutch burr walnut marquetry inlaid quarter striking alarm longcase clock, Otto van Meurs, circa 1780

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  • height 260cm
34-cm brass dial, engraved silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals signed Otto van Meurs Amsterdam, foliate pierced hands and engraved alarm disc, subsidiary seconds and apertures for date, day, month and moonphase, four painted elegant ladies below personifying the Seasons, anchor movement with four latched knopped pillars, trip repeating rack Dutch quarter striking on two alternating bells, alarm on the large bell, burr walnut case with bell shaped top lacking Atlas and angels, foliate pierced frets above and below a moulded shaped cornice with a carved ornament, glazed front door with fine inlaid pilasters, canted trunk with later marquetry inlay of flowers and birds, long shaped door with carved ornament and brass basket lenticle, bombed base with similar inlay raised on ball and claw feet, one weight and alarm weights lacking