Walnut Longcase Clock by Daniel Delander
A fine and impressive 8 day, bell striking longcase clock by this eminent maker. The two train weight driven movement with anchor escapement and seconds pendulum, sounding the hours upon a single bell via the rack and snail strike system, having 12 inch square brass dial with chased cast spandrels and applied silvered engraved chapters, signed within an oval cartouche to the matted centre. The walnut veneered case with caddy top to the flat section with two applied cast brass ball finials with sound fret above the glazed hood door mounted by four three quarter pillars with Doric capitals and bases, the walnut veneered crossbanded trunk with flat panel base on double plinth.
Daniel Delander 1678-1733. Apprenticed in 1692 to Charles Halstead and later transferred to Thomas Tompion, becoming journeyman working alongside George Graham. He became a member of the Clockmakers’ Company in 1699 and is credited with the invention of the lock spring for watch cases and a duplex escapement. He is recognised as one of the most reputable clockmakers of his period and there are many fine examples of his work in major musuems.
|Clock maker:||Daniel Delander, London|