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George III chinoiserie musical tall case clock, John Wilks last half 18th century, flat top bonnet with astragal-glazed door ahead of brass dial with silvered chapter ring and gilded corner spandrels, above rectangular waist door and molded base; the case with gesso-and-paint decoration overall on black base; the eight-day three-weight movement strikes each hour on single bell and plays a tune on eight bells; dial signed: John Wilks.
H81 1/2" W20 3/8" D10 1/4"

Provenance: Charleston, South Carolina private collection.

  • Pine case repainted but retaining much of original gesso, top bonnet board and bottom section of backboard replaced, scattered losses to painted surfaces on dial and silvered portion is tarnished, pendulum is a replacement, clock is running in the gallery however we do not guarantee timepieces to be operational after they leave the gallery. Other imperfections consistent with age.

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December 4, 2010 10:00 AM EST
West Columbia, SC, US

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