15 May 2019
A George II walnut eight-day longcase clock, James Sedgwick, London, mid 18th century
Sold Price £1800
A George II walnut eight-day longcase clock, James Sedgwick, London, mid 18th century, the five pillar bell striking movement with anchor escapement regulated by seconds pendulum, the 13 inch brass break-arch dial with subsidiary seconds dial, calendar aperture and shaped signature plate engraved Jams Sedgwick, London to the matted centre within an applied slivered Roman numeral chapter ring with Arabic five minutes to outer track, the angles applied with bird and urn cast spandrels beneath arch centred with a STRIKE/SILENT selection dial flanked by conforming mounts, in a case with ogee caddy superstructure over break-arch scroll pierced lintel fret and turned columns flanking the dial aperture to hood, the trunk with concave throat over crossbanded break-arch book matched burr-veneered door, on conforming plinth base with double skirt 255cm (100.5cm) high excluding top finial, 57cm (22.5ins) wide, 27cm (10.5ins) deep
James Sedgwick does not appear to be recorded in the usual sources however it is likely that he is related (perhaps father or brother) to Henry Sedgwick who is noted in Baillie, G.H. Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World as working from Bartholomew Close, London in 1766.