Thomas Stripling, Barwell, Leicestershire, an 18th Century oak longcase clock, dentil cornice with marquetry inlaid frieze, square brass dial with bright cut engraved birds and sun motif to the centre, scroll spandrels, silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals, bell striking mechanism, parquetry strung arched trunk door, height 212cm, (pendulum, weight and door key). Note: Thomas Stripling, baptised 1707 appears to have been the first clockmaker in Barwell. It is not thought the Barwell Stripling's are related to the famous Lichfield clockmaking family of the same name.

Sold for: £170

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