We are proud to present for your consideration a late 18th century George II English Japanned longcase clock by Thomas Butterfield. The clock has an eight-day, two-train striking movement and is contained in a richly lacquered teal green and gilt case decorated with Chinoiseries in low relief. The domed pediment is fitted with gilt balled finials.
The arched dial has a silver applied chapter ring with gilt foliate corner spandrels. The matted center of the dial contains an aperture to view the day of the month and a Seconds dial. The maker’s signature and address are engraved on a plaque at the top.
Thomas Butterfield is recorded in the book Britten's Old Clocks And Watches (1954) as the maker of a similar Parliament Clock, circa 1790, which also is contained in a Japanned case. The clock case is in very good condition with age-related separation cracks to the wood panels (to be expected), with minor restoration to the enamel. The movement has been previously restored, all parts present, but will need to be reset by a professional clock restorer once it is moved into place. It will be shipped with the movement, weights, and pendulum packed separately.
Size: 98” Height by 19 ½” Width by 10” Depth.
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