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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ANDREW G. WHITESIDE

A George II part-ebonized walnut bracket clock signed Alexander Giroust, London
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ANDREW G. WHITESIDE

A George II part-ebonized walnut bracket clock signed Alexander Giroust, London
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A Celebration of the English Country House

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New York

A George II part-ebonized walnut bracket clock signed Alexander Giroust, London

the 7 3/8 inch silvered chapter ring with Roman and Arabic numerals, centering two winding holes, date aperture and aperture for mock pendulum, engraved Alax: Giroust / Coventry Street / LONDON. on a reserve, all within pierced foliate strapwork spandrels centered by stylized shells, the subsidiary dial engraved Strike / Silent in the arch above, the back plate engraved with an eagle with spreading wings within swirling foliage, the five-pillar, two-train movement with verge escapement, striking on the hour and with a repeat cord,  the case with a caddy top fitted with a bail handle above a molded cornice surmounted by four brass ball finials, the arched glazed door beneath an arched cornice continuing on each side and flanked by canted corners above a molded plinth raised on brass bracket feet. The inside top edge of the front door numbered 0879.  Movement and case associated.


height 22 in.; width 12 3/4 in.; depth 8 1/2 in.; dial 7 3/8 in.
55.9 cm; 32,4 cm; 21.6 cm; 18.7 cm
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Catalogue Note

Alexander Giroust is recorded as a clockmaker in London from 1728-1739.  A lacquer bracket clock by Giroust is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

A Celebration of the English Country House

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New York