The flat topped hood has a blind fret, side windows and a glazed door flanked by straight columns with brass capitals. A long trunk door has a ½ beaded surround and a brass edged oval lenticle. The matching base sits on a small plinth. The sides are set out in panels with chevron borders, and the whole case is banded with decorative borders.
The movement strikes the hours on a bell, has a 12-inch square brass dial with raised chapter ring and cherub headed spandrels. The matted centre has a second’s ring, a date aperture with surrounding engraving and a strike/silent lever above 12. The substantial 5-pillar movement with outside locking plate runs for a month.
A fine and rare clock.
Samuel Macham was working in London 1700 – 1710. Maker of clocks of some note. The general quality is above average. Two eight-day marquetry longcases by him are illustrated in Cescinsky and Webster English Domestic Clocks Figures 122 and 161.
Height: 84″ (214cms)