Early 18th-century marquetry longcase clock made by Thomas Trigg, is in excellent condition. The square brass dial with silver chapter ring and pierced brass crown. The 8-day striking movement. The top with full front columns with gilt bases and capitols. The walnut marquetry case is decorated with foliage and flowers
Marquetry Longcase Clock by Thomas Trigg ca.1705
Thomas Trigg was a member of The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, one of the Livery Companies of London formed by Royal Charter in 1631 under the name “The Master, Wardens and Fellowship of the Art and Mystery of Clockmaking of the City of London.” At the beginning of its existence, the Company did not have their own hall but they have been meeting on a regular basis in a city tavern. The Charter granted the Company control and power over horological trade in London forbidding non-members selling clocks. The Company still exists and is involved in charity, clock and watch making as well as preserving the history and traditions.