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A Queen Anne walnut month-going longcase clock, Daniel Quare, London, circa 1710

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

15,000 - 25,000 GBP

An Important English Private Collection

A Queen Anne walnut month-going longcase clock, Daniel Quare, London, circa 1710

A Queen Anne walnut month-going longcase clock, Daniel Quare, London, circa 1710

Estimate:

15,000 - 25,000 GBP

Lot sold:

18,900

GBP

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

An Important English Private Collection

A Queen Anne walnut month-going longcase clock, Daniel Quare, London, circa 1710


12-inch dial with Indian mask and scroll spandrels, finely matted centre with subsidiary seconds dial, date aperture, ringed winding holes and signed in an oval reserve D Quare, London, the movement with five knopped and ringed pillars, five-wheel going train with anchor escapement, rack and bell striking, the pendulum with graduated rating, the case with caddy cresting and brass ball finials above two panels of foliate fret and a moulded cornice, brass-capped hood pillars, rectangular trunk door and crossbanded plinth, the stepped base re-built 

268cm; 8ft 9½in high

Dial in good clean condition, minute hand repaired. Movement is complete and runing at time of cataloguing but may benefit from a light clean and fresh oil, escape wheel and pallets probably replaced but otherwise appears to retain the original wheel trains throughout, seat board replaced and sitting on blocks - rather too thin for a month clock and would benefit from being replaced with a thicker board. Case in generally good condition throughout, frets priobably replaced, stepped base to plinth rebuilt, onld minor scuffs, marks and repairs throughout. With pendulum, 2 brass-cased weights, winder and 2 case keys.


**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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"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."

Daniel Quare, a celebrated maker, was born in Somerset circa 1647 and became a Free Brother in the Clockmakers' Company from 1671, Warden from 1705 and Master in 1708. He was a strict Quaker and refused to accept the prestigeous position of clockmaker to King George I on account of not wishing to take the Oath of Allegiance. He was, nevertheless, received at the Palace and allowed `freedom to enter by the back stairs'. He took a number of apprentices from 1673 including, from 1701, Stephen Horseman who later became his partner. Daniel Quare died in 1724, while on a visit to Croydon, and was buried in the Quakers' Burial Ground at Bunhill Fields, Finsbury. Stephen Horseman succeeded to the business until he was overcome by bankruptcy in 1733.