Lot 438
  • 438

A Dutch burr walnut alarm longcase clock, Pierre Reydams, mid 18th century and later

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  • height 234cm
34-cm arched brass dial with engraved border, engraved chapter ring with Roman numerals and foliate signature plaque signed Pierre, Reydams, Amsteldam, foliate pierced hands and subsidiary seconds, apertures for date, day, month and moonphase in the arch, rococo spandrels and lever for strike/silent near III, anchor movement with trip repeating Dutch half hour striking on alternating bells, alarm on the large bell, later burr walnut veneered case, shaped corners with carved ornament above foliate pierced frets, glazed door with corner columns, canted trunk with long shaped door and Europe lenticle, bombed base raised on ball and claw feet


dial tarnished with brass polish, chapter ring needs to be resilvered, all apertures need to be resilvered, half of minute hand repaired (could be improved), movement in original but very dirty condition and in need of a complete overhaul, able to function, case made incorporating several old parts, wood completely of later date, after 1900, with imperfections and restorations to the fretwork, finials lacking, trunk with old door but new back sides and base, all a little bit pale with a few small cracks and veneer bubbles but structurally sound, together with a pendulum, two weights, a winder and a key
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.

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