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I have a Tall Case Chinoiserie decorated grandfather clock

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I have a Tall Case Chinoiserie decorated grandfather clock by Joseph Eayre, St Neots. I would like to know more about it.
JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.
Customer: Everything is original and would like to know more about the clock maker.
JA: Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: The base features a double plinth and further decoration. The hood has attached angle pillars with gilt wooden capitals, glazed access door and inspection windows to the side and arch top with pagoda and three gilt wooden finials.

My name is ***** ***** I would love to help. There were no photos of the piece that came with your original inquiry.
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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I don't know how to send pictures from my iphone except to an email. Is there an email address that I could forward pics.?


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Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser, and I'd be happy to help. I'm going to research this for you.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you.

What a lovely clock! This is by Joseph Eayre, St Neots, England, circa 1765.

Is it working? If so, is it musical, or just a strike/gong/chime?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
It is working with all original parts and it is a strike/gong/chime.


This is a mid-18th century, likely 1765-1770, Japanned quarter-striking longcase clock by Joseph Eayre of St Neots, England.

Typically these are musical as well, so it's possible the clockworks have been replaced. The case is original.

At auction, I would estimate the value of this clock in the range of $10,000.0 to $15,000.00. For insurance purposes, it should be insured at a retail replacement value of no less than $20,000.00

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Category: Antiques
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Experience: Certified Appraiser, Appraiser's Association of America. USPAP qualified through 2015.
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