Signed Thompson, London, c1765-1775  



Face detail together with winder

The 8-day, two-train, striking movement with an arched brass dial having a strike-silent subsidiary dial

within the 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 silvered

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).


** Note

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.


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 furniture. 

He 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 United States. 

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 2011.  

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 -

and humor.

 Please browse our furniture selection to view more.


86-1/2” High x 19” Wide (Hood) / 13” Wide (Case) x 9-5/8”Deep (Hood)






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George III Mahogany Longcase Clock, Thompson, London, 1765