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Some Furniture belonging to Mr John Girdwood

Catalogue no: 1246
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): W.W.Watts F.S.A.
Total pages: 6 Illustrations: 2 (horological) Language(s): English Publication date: Dec., 1924
Editor: C. Reginald Grundy Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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From the "Furniture" section of the magazine. Among descriptions of different items of furniture are 4 marquetry cased longcase clocks. Two of the clocks, photographed side by side, are identical in every respect except that the light and dark veneers on each are counterchanged giving a curious positive/negative effect. Unsigned and described as early 18th century, the perfection of these two clocks suggests modern manufacture. The other two marquetry longcase clocks are by Henry Harper, c. 1690 and Wm. Martin, c.1710.
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Some Artistic Treasures of Mr John Girdwood of Edinburgh

Catalogue no: 1245
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): W.W.Watts F.S.A.
Total pages: 7 Illustrations: 3 (horological) Language(s): English Publication date: Aug., 1924
Editor: C. Reginald Grundy Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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In the "Silver & Plate" section of the magazine. An article concerning different silver artefacts, "which had been brought together by its owner for the sole purpose of enjoyment of artistic beauty." Article includes a description with photographs of 3 watches as follows: 1. 17th century watch by Onesiphorus Helden. Given by Lord Stamfordham to the Red Cross Sale in 1918, the watch case is engraved with a portrait of King Charles the First. Front and back shown but not dial or movement.
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