Lot 253
  • 253

A Dutch burr walnut inlaid quarter striking longcase clock, Lourens Du Chesne circ 1740

7,000 - 10,000 EUR
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  • 244cm. high.
33.5-cm arched dial with engraved border and centre, silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals signed Lourens Du Chesne Amsterdam, pierced blued hands and subsidiary seconds, apertures for date, day, month and moonphase in the finely engraved arch, season spandrels, anchor movement with trip repeating rack Dutch quarter striking on two alternating bells, alarm removed, burr walnut veneered case with shaped cornice over pierced frets, break arch glazed door, trunk with rare concave corners and long door with chequered inlay banding, similar inlay to the base with scroll sides raised on bun feet, finials lacking


dial with good quality engraving and lay out in original condition but dirty, minute hand repaired, movement able to function but very dirty and in need of a complete overhaul, alarm removed, case in reasonable condition, hood with repairs and some reconstructions, door restored, top of the hood lacking, frets restored, trunk with some inlay lacking, base with inlay lacking to the left side of the scroll side, lower plinth nd feet not originl (should be improved), together with a pendulum, 2 weights, 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."

**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.

Important Notice regarding importation into the United States of Rolex watches
Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."