An English floral marquetry and walnut longcase clock, signed Christopher Gould, Londini Fecit. Late 17th century. Eight-day time and strike brass movement, with calendar.
Christopher Gould was a renowned maker who was admitted to the Clockmakers Company as a Free Brother in 1682. He is best known for intricate marquetry inlaid cases. Related marquetry cases of Gould clocks are illustrated p. G. Dawson, C.B. Drover, D. W. Parkes, Early English Clocks, pp. 296-297, pl., 418-420, in addition to many other books.
Condition: The case is in excellent condition with only minor marks, scratches and restorations. Slight warp to trunk door and small horizontal cracks to side of plinth. The dial with some areas of loss of silvering to chapter ring. The movement recently professionally cleaned and polished and currently running and striking correctly. The style and period of the case is consistent with the dial and movement; but there are holes at the edge of the seatboard that do not match the cheeks in the trunk, which indicate that the dial and movement may be associated with the case. Retains its full original plinth and orginal glass lenticle.
Comes with two period weights and pendulum, case key and crank key.
Height 85", width 19", depth 10",