Two 'long-case' clocks by Thomas Tompion

1) Long Case Year Equation Timepiece (The Drayton House Clock).

Details

Medium:
Oak case with veneer
Dimensions:
Height: 1) 261.6 cm; 2) 205.7 cm
Acquired in:
1947
Presented by:
Mr S E Prestige through The Art Fund

Veneered with burr walnut and with narrow herring-bone bandings with year movement, circa 1695-1700; 2) Astrolabe Longcase Clock, circa 1680. Olive wood mouldings decorated with panels of flowered inlay. It also records movements of the sun, moon and certain stars.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Entry details

Free to all

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun & Bank Holidays 12noon – 5pm

Closed Mon, 24 – 26, 31 Dec and 1 Jan

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