Asprey longcase clock cocktail cabinet, 1930
Price Code: SOLD
Asprey & Co., London
A magnificent Art Deco cocktail cabinet in the form of a full-size longcase clock, the Macassar case with a hinged, locking door to the front with a number of fitted compartments for bottles, glasses and decanters on the interior. The shagreen clock face sits behind a hinged octagonal glazed door and features a silvered chapter ring with Arabic numerals. The interior bears the original ivorine makers label, ‘Asprey, London’. English, circa 1930.
This exceptional clock is the only example known and is likely to have been a special commission piece. The cabinet work is of the finest quality, the Macassar veneers are perfectly quartered and matched, and no detail has been overlooked, with fluted ebonised Art Deco detailing fitted above and beneath the clock face. The fully-functioning clock with Elliott movement, features a Westminster chiming movement and has been completely overhauled.
Height: 74 inches (188 cm)
Width: 14 inches (36 cm)
Depth: 10 inches (25 cm)
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