RICHARD STREET, LONDON
A fine Queen Anne ebonised 8-day longcase clock by this important clockmaker. The 12” square brass dial with subsidiary seconds dial and calendar aperture.
Pasted to the inside of the trunk door is a rare and original feature - the original paper Equation of Time table with printed repeat signature Sold by RICH STREET Clockmaker at ye Dial & Two Crowns over againft St. Dunftans Church in Fleet-Street LONDON.
Date: circa 1705
Height: 90 ½ in (230 cm) to top of caddy
Height: 92 in (234 cm) excluding finials
Height: 96 in (244 cm) including finials
* Richard Street was a watchmaker, who was made a Free Brother in the Clockmakers’ Company in 1687.
He is associated with Tompion, for whom he is believed to have made watches. Street is famous for the longcase clock commissioned by Isaac Newton in 1708 for Trinity College Cambridge Observatory which shows seconds in the arch area, perhaps the first use of this feature. He is listed on page in Brian Loomes’ Clockmakers of Britain: 1286 – 1700.