A fine and rare William & Mary working long case clock by London maker Daniel LeCompte. c.1690, London, the fine marquetry case having oval panels of birds and flowers, the movement signed Daniel LeCount (LeCompte) having a silver chapter ring and seconds dial, brass spandrels of cupids supporting a crown; including key, weights and pendulum.
LeCompte was a French Huguenot clock maker who immigrated to England in the late 17th century.
The clock has exceptional marquetry and the works are consistant with late 17th century clock works and clocks by LeCompte.
A very similar example by LeCompte at the Victoria and Albert museum.
Condition: Very Good, some early repairs to veneers; overall light to moderate wear consistent with age and normal use. The works are consistent with late 17th century English clockworks.
Note: The clockworks have been totally restored to original condition by clock expert Tim Clarke of Old Tymers Clocks in Kingston Ontario. The clock runs perfectly and strikes on the hour.
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