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John Neale, Leadenhall Street. A handsome George II period London mahogany longcase clock

John Neale, Leadenhall Street. A handsome George II period London mahogany longcase clock John Neale, Leadenhall Street. A handsome George II period London mahogany longcase clock John Neale, Leadenhall Street. A handsome George II period London mahogany longcase clock
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John Neale, Leadenhall Street. A handsome George II period London mahogany longcase clock

Origin
London
Date
circa 1750 - 1755

A handsome George II period London mahogany longcase clock with 8-day hour striking movement, subsidiary seconds below XII, inset date work and maker’s signature John Neale Leadenhall Street London on a disc in the arch.

The beautifully proportioned flame mahogany case with its pagoda topped hood has an original wax finish and excellent patination. The moulded bridge top trunk door has reeded brass quarter columns in both the trunk and panelled base, a feature of only the very best London cases of the Georgian period. It stands on its original ogee shaped double plinth.

Height:  93 in (236 cm)

* John Neale is listed on page 565 of Brian Loomes’ Clockmakers of the World as working in Leadenhall Street from 1743 until he went bankrupt in 1758. He is said to have patented a ‘Quadrantal planetarian’ watch.

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