Lot 472
  • 472

A Dutch burr walnut marquetry inlaid alarm striking longcase clock, Moses Samuels mid 18th century

6,500 - 8,500 EUR
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  • 276cm. high incl. atlas.
34-cm brass dial with engraved border, silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals signed Moses Samuels Amsterdam, pierced hands and engraved alarm disk, subsidiary seconds and apertures for day, date, month and moonphase, foliate pierced spandrels, anchor movement with trip repeating Dutch rack half hour striking, alternating bells, alarm on a single bell, associated burr walnut case with bell top, surmounted by an atlas and two angels, shaped cornice over foliate pierced front and side frets, canted trunk, long shaped door with foliate scrolled marquetry inlay, bombed base with similar inlay raised on claw feet


dial a little dirty, chapter ring a little tarnished, hour hand repaired, movement in working order but very dirty and in need of an overhaul, associated to the case but fitting fairly well and both of the same period, case in dirty original condition, doorlock lacking, top of hood replaced, marquetry inlay probably late 18th century (Louis XVI-style), base with a few shrinking cracks, angels lacking wings and trumpets, both with repairs, associated weights, together with four weights, three statues, a pendulum, a winder and a doorkey
"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."

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