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FS50: Three Day Fine Art Sale

Henry de La Fueille, London, A Walnut Panelled Marquetry Longcase Clock

Auction Lot FS50/1312

Henry de La Fueille, London, a walnut panelled marquetry longcase clock the eight-day duration, five-pillar movement striking the hours on a bell with an internal rack set high within the backplate, the eleven-inch square brass dial having a raised silvered chapter ring engraved with black Roman hour numerals, Arabic five-minute outer numerals and 'meeting arrow-head' half-hour markings, the matted dial centre with ringed winding holes, subsidiary seconds dial and date aperture with decorative engraved surround, with cast-brass cherub-and-crown spandrels to the four corners and blued steel hands, the walnut case with panelled marquetry inlay to the base and trunk door, with a further inlaid panel above and convex throat moulding, the inlaid flat-top hood with three-quarter columns, with brass-cased weights, height 207cm * Biography Henry de la Fueille, a Hugenot born circa 1670, is recorded as being a clockmaker working in London from circa 1690 before shortly moving to Jersey where he died in 1736. He and his wife Marguerite, a member of the Aubin clockmaking and jeweller family, had a son Henry who was baptised in July 1701 at the French Hugenot Church in Threadneedle Street, London. Another son Abraham was apprenticed to his uncle, the goldsmith Henry Aubin in circa 1716. Marquetry longcase clocks are noted signed for de la Fueille when working in both London & Jersey.

Henry de La Fueille, London, A Walnut Panelled Marquetry Longcase Clock (FS50/1312) offered in our Three Day Fine Art Sale starting on 13th July 2021 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

Henry de La Fueille, London, a walnut panelled marquetry longcase clock the eight-day duration, five-pillar movement striking the hours on a bell with an internal rack set high within the backplate, the eleven-inch square brass dial having a raised silvered chapter ring engraved with black Roman hour numerals, Arabic five-minute outer numerals and 'meeting arrow-head' half-hour markings, the matted dial centre with ringed winding holes, subsidiary seconds dial and date aperture with decorative engraved surround, with cast-brass cherub-and-crown spandrels to the four corners and blued steel hands, the walnut case with panelled marquetry inlay to the base and trunk door, with a further inlaid panel above and convex throat moulding, the inlaid flat-top hood with three-quarter columns, with brass-cased weights, height 207cm * Biography Henry de la Fueille, a Hugenot born circa 1670, is recorded as being a clockmaker working in London from circa 1690 before shortly moving to Jersey where he died in 1736. He and his wife Marguerite, a member of the Aubin clockmaking and jeweller family, had a son Henry who was baptised in July 1701 at the French Hugenot Church in Threadneedle Street, London. Another son Abraham was apprenticed to his uncle, the goldsmith Henry Aubin in circa 1716. Marquetry longcase clocks are noted signed for de la Fueille when working in both London & Jersey.

Price Realised

£5,100

Department

Works of Art & Clocks

Fine Art Category

Longcase Clocks

Sale Information

FS50: Three Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 13th July 2021
Wednesday, 14th July 2021
Thursday, 15th July 2021

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 10:00am on Wednesday, 14th July 2021 as part of the Pictures, Ceramics, Works of Art and Clocks section of the sale.

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