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Antique walnut longcase clock by James Blackborow, London
A George II period patinated walnut longcase clock by James Blackborow, London. This finely figured veneered clock with elegant proportions has an elegant ogee-shaped swept caddy top, surmounted with three brass pointed balls. The moulded arch door is carved with intricate blind fretwork mirroring the panels in the caddy top. Flanking the glazed door are rounded pillars which have brass reeded inlay and are topped with brass capitals.
See Brian Looms 'Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World', page 76. James Blackborow was apprenticed in 1701, became a member of the Clockmakers Company in 1711 and died in 1746Condition
Date: circa 1730