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George III Japanned Chinoiserie Tall Clock by Thomas Wagstaffe, London, (active 1756-1793) the pagoda form bonnet top with floral paint decoration, arched door opening to an ormolu mounted brass face, 8 day movement, center upper sub round dial with maker's name, over a large clock dial with Roman and Arabic numerals, centering a sub seconds hand dial and calendar aperture window. Painted pendulum case decorated with corners of fretwork and floral sprays, arched door panel with figures in a cityscape scene. A cavette molded rectangular base decorated with three figures and a large bird. 93" H x 18 3/4" W bonnet x 9 1/2" D bonnet; Base - 20 1/8" W x 9 7/8" D. Provenance: the collection of Frank Ingraham, Tap Root Farm, Franklin, Tennessee, by descent from his grandmother, Sevenah Clotilda Trowell Ley. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)

Condition

Both doors with loose hinges. Loss of molding at left arch support. Some wear, losses, surface grime and flaking to cabinet. Losses of decoration on cabinet door, lower right, and base section to figure of bird. Horizontal split across base. Two weights, newer key and pendulum available. Works not tested.

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Thomas Wagstaffe Chinoiserie Tall Clock

Estimate $1,800 - $2,200Jul 13