Antique Grandfather Clock by William Smith – London mid 18th century


A superb GIII 10″ brass square dial ‘8-day’ duration lacquer grandfather clock by William Smith of London. The brass dial with chapter ring and spandrels, seconds and calendar, finely matted dial centre with a silvered cartouche bearing the maker’s name. The 5 pillar movement striking the hours on a single bell. The lovely proportions chinoiserie decorated cabinet with flat top to the hood, moulding to the trunk door and single shaped plinth.

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A superb chinoiserie decorated grandfather clock with the dial signed on a silvered cartouche William Smith London.

The 10inch brass square dial with lovely brass spandrels and silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals. The centre with fine matting and subsidiary seconds and calendar apertures.

The 5 pillar good quality movement striking the hours on a single bell.

The lovely decorated lacquer-work cabinet with flat top to the hood with fretwork beneath, long decorated trunk door with applied moulding. Decorated base panel with sce4nes and gold leaf decoration. All standing on a shaped single plinth.

William Smith is recorded as working, as a clockmaker, in Cheapside, London from 1750 to 1780. A very well respected clockmaking family who made clocks for members of the royal family. One is engraved “This clock was made In the Year 1763 For her ROYAL HIGHNESS the PRINCESS AMELIA By W Smith Moorfields London.”