FINE MONTH MARQUETRY LONGCASE TALL CASE CLOCK - William Bird, London Outstanding Condition. Fully restored movement

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Seller: clockbuster (685) 100%, Location: Sheffield, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 264312377049 FINE MONTH MARQUETRY LONGCASE TALL CASE CLOCK - William Bird, London FINE MONTH MARQUETRY LONGCASE TALL CASE CLOCK - William Bird, London Click images to enlarge Description This is a fine and rare marquetry long case of month duration by Michael Bird (2) of London circa 1700 . He was apprenticed to his father Michael (1) in 1672 and became a Free Brother of the Clockmakers Company in 1683. The 12 inch square brass chapter ring and spandrel dial has a well matted and engraved centre with a small date aperture above 6 o'clock and a subsidiary seconds dial below 12 o'clock .The cherubs head spandrels have decorative engraving between them. The winding holes are ringed and the makers name is engraved on the chapter ring. The fine quality weight driven of one month duration has five finned and knopped pillars and strikes the hours on a bell which is controlled by an outside count wheel . It has been expertly serviced by Overton Clocks of Chesterfield and is in perfect working order. The magnificent case has a carcase of English oak and veneered in walnut and arabesque marquetry . The sides have walnut panels and a glazed sight aperture to the sides of the case. The images can show much more than a lengthy description in words but suffice to say that it in remarkable condition for an item which is over 300 years of age having been renovated by a 78 year old Master Craftsman . It will delight the most discerning client . Interested parties are encouraged to view the clock as it is actually better in the flesh Marquetry clocks of this great age were only made for the very wealthiest of clients and to find one of month duration is very rare indeed as the tolerances required made the movements very difficult to produce. I will deliver , set up and provide 12 months guarantee in England Wales and the Scottish lowlands at the full asking price This clock is 7ft 8 inch tall (approx) , 20 inches at its widest point , and 9 inches deep. The trunk is 12 1/2 inches wide and the length of the door 42 inches If a lesser offer is accepted it will be considered a trade sale with the clock sold as described with shipping / collection the responsibility of the buyer. I will ship the clock worldwide in a purpose made wooden crate and professionally packed Guesstimate shipping rates are as follows Europe £500 USA £800 Asia and Australia £1000 Payment All good must be paid for in full prior to shipping. Domestic buyers are asked to use alternative methods of payment to Pay Pal if at all possible Wire transfers are welcomed from all countries. Shipping Ebay now charge 10% on shipping plus Pay Pal fees.These charges will be added to the shipping costs.All goods will be shipped within five days of payment. Collection is available by prior arrangement All goods paid using Pay pal will only be shipped to the pay pal confirmed address All goods will be shipped by courier ie UPS,DHL,Fed Ex or similar and will be tracked and signed for.I will not ship unless it is tracked and signed for. If you wish to use your own courier I will do all I can to assist. I only charge actual costs incurred for shipping BUT I will use a large box with plenty of packing to avoid damage and this will make shipping (particulary to foreign countries) a little more expensive due to volumetric weight. Custom made boxes,bubble wrap and peanuts all cost money and the cost of these materials will be added to the cost of shipping.For example a Vienna wall clock costs me £15 in materials.I do not charge for my time for packing. Every care will be taken when packing but no liability will be accepted for damage by the couriers and it must be remembered that it is virtually impossible to guarrantee 100 percent that a peice of glass may not be damaged on the odd occasion. Insurance is a difficult and expensive area with respect to antiques and usually has a low ceiling that is why I use recognised tracked and signed for couriers and do not insure seperately.If you wish to seperately insure your item I will do all I can to assist but the responsibility to arrange the said insurance is with the buyer Terms of Sale It is requested that all buyers contact me within 24 hours and pay in full within 7 days unless a prior arrangement is made Please do not agree to buy something unless you intend to pay. Goods will not be despatched unless paid for in full. If you see a listing when you are financially indisposed the speak to me as we can probably arrange something to our mutual satisfaction. I have no intention whatsoever rip my customers off and I ask that any buyers afford me the same courtesy. Reputations take a lifetime to build and can be lost overnight. I want my customers to be happy and return time and time again so if you are dissatisfied in any way please get in touch. About Us I am an established purveyor of fine antique clocks and barometers with over 25 years experience dealing primarily with the trade and serious collectors who seek quality items on original condition. Customer satisfaction is paramount and I endeavour to be as honest and straighforward as possible in both my descriptions and the way business is conducted. Over the years I have supplied many of the top retail dealers in the world and have been involved in collectors finding those allusive additions to their collections. I have been reluctent to get involved with the modern world of E commerce dealing but it is obviously the way forward and I feel there are opportunities for someone who conducts their business with integrity. I also undertake commissions to sell and purchase clocks and barometers on behalf of clients on a percentage basis.Confidentiality is asssured. I also have worldwide contacts who have access to the finest items of a quality which do not appear on E bay and if you are looking for a particular item the please get in touch as I may well be able to help.All I ask is not to waste my time as I most certainly wont waste yours. Should you find one of my items when you are financially indisposed then please get in touch as I am sure that we can make a mutually beneficial agreement. Contact Us If you have any queries then please contact us at where you will find the details you require Get images that make Supersized seem small.Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's Listing Templates! 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