FROMANTEEL, London c1695

  FROMANTEEL, London c1695

A fine late 17th century William & Mary longcase clock from this eminent family of clockmakers. 

The case is veneered in walnut with inset panels of bird and floral marquetry with a lenticle to the trunk door.  The rising hood is flanked by barley twist columns.

The 11 inch square brass dial is mounted with a silvered chapter ring and cherub and foliage spandrels.  The centre is finely matted with a seconds ring and an aperture to view the day of the month.

The eight day duration movement has an anchor escapement and hour strike via an outside locking plate. 

The signature on the chapter ring Fromanteel, London, suggests this clock may be attributed to Abraham who was apprenticed in 1662 and free of the Clockmakers Company in 1680 working until 1711.

Clockmaker: FROMANTEEL, London
Circa: 1695
Stock Number: 3726
Height: 80 inches (203 cm.)