The 8-day, two-train, striking movement
with an arched brass dial having a strike-silent subsidiary dial
arch flanked by gilt foliate rococo spandrels
and above a dial with silvered chapter ring,
also with conforming gilt
rococo spandrels, and with a recessed silvered
seconds dial in the upper ground;
the lower ground with an applied arched
name-plate signed Thompson – London ** above a calendar aperture.
All contained in a mahogany case with arched hood;
the hood door flanked by
fluted columns with brass capitals and bases, and enriched with brass stop fluting.
The trunk with an arched door and
molded edge above a similarly paneled base,
all resting on a stepped plinth with bracket feet and a shaped apron.
Condition: Excellent; works original to case;
case with original finish;
slight shrinkage warp to hood front right column;
shrinkage crack to hood arch; good working order; key & winder probably
original; antique weights
(The strike dial was not attached at the time of the upper image, but is
shown in the face image).
There are several clockmaker’s working in London at this time with the
surname of Thompson.
It is impossible to identify which one made this
clock. There is the slight possibility that Thompson could be
the name of the retailer as well.
Face detail together with winder
Provenance : David H. Wilson, Teaneck NJ
David H. Wilson
(1949-2011) was one of this country's leading
connoisseurs in 17th and 18th century British
served as a consultant, appraiser and restorer for
Sotheby’s and Christies,
as well as leading dealers and
collectors in New York, London, and throughout the
Mr. Wilson was also instrumental in
vetting many major collections for authenticity.
After a long and
valiant battle with cancer Mr. Wilson died in February
M. Ford Creech
Antiques, whose furniture acquisitions Mr. Wilson has
directed since January 2009,
is offering for sale part of his furniture collection,
each piece being
chosen for a very unique and captivating quality and
each "exactly right".
Mr. Wilson never chose to impress
- more to delight his own impeccable eye, his sense of
grace, history -
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86-1/2” High x 19” Wide (Hood) / 13” Wide (Case) x 9-5/8”Deep (Hood)
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