Robert Dingley C.1690


Ref No 507
A fine walnut marquetry clock by Robert Dingley, London C.1690.

Price: £P.O.A


The flat topped hood has a fret, long side windows, barley twist columns and flower and foliage marquetry around the door. A long trunk door has applied ½ round edging, a glass lenticle and is divided up into 3 marquetry panels. There is a square panel of marquetry in the base which sits on bun feet. The sides are set into panels.

Note: The attractive marquetry retains some of its original colour.

The excellent 8-day movement has 5 finely turned pillars, good wheelwork and strikes the hours on a bell via an inside countwheel. The 11in dial has winged cherub head spandrels, fine hands, ringed winding holes, date aperture with engraved decoration and is signed on the chapter ring. “Robert Dingley, London”.

Robert Dingley was born in 1647. The son of Thomas of Ewell Surrey. He was apprenticed in 1661 to Richard Pierce and was freed in 1668. He was a renowned early maker of longcase clocks and watches and died in 1698.

Height: 79 1/2 in (202cms)

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