Queen Anne Longcase Clock by John Levitt
The case is typical of the finest London cabinetwork made from beautifully figured Burr Walnut, integral pillars with brass capitals to the flat topped hood with quarter integral rear pillars. Long trunk door with engraved escutcheon supported by its original iron staple hinges. Conforming burr walnut base with raised plinth. The clock retains its original brass cased weights and pendulum.
Brass dial with finely matted centre, ringed winding holes and finely engraved calendar aperture, signed to the arch on a silvered engraved boss ‘John Levitt, London’. Finely cut and pierced original blued steel hands. Eight day movement with five ringed, knopped pillars set between two tall brass plates with early rack strike on a large bell. C.1710
An Exceptional Clock By A Fine Maker.
‘Watchmakers and clockmakers of the world’ by Brian Loomes lists John Levitt as being apprenticed in London c.1681.