A rare Charles II parquetry longcase clock of small proportions.
The case is principally constructed of cariniana wood and veneered with olive wood oysters with ebony and holly star inlay to the trunk and base. The rise up hood is flanked by barley twist columns rising to the flat top. The principal mouldings on the case are ebonised.
The 10 inch (25.5 cm) square dial is mounted with early winged cherub spandrels, silvered skeletonised chapter ring and a subsidiary second’s ring. The centre is finely matted with an aperture above six o’clock for the day of the month. The dial plate is signed ‘Jacobus Markwick, London’. The steel pointers are finely pierced and faceted.
The 8-day duration movement has six latched, finned and knopped pillars separating the unusually large shaped plates. The hours are sounded on a bell via an outside locking plate.