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Clinch, Thomas (1730)

Clinch, Thomas, ‘The Clock Case’, Long Alley, Moorfields, London, clock case maker and japanner (c. 1730)

A handwritten label on the door of a longcase clock states that he ‘sells all sortes of lackquard work for clock cases, all sortes of varnish’. The existence of a longcase clock in a black lacquer case with ‘Thomas Clinch, London’ on the dial might suggest that he also sold complete clocks (Antique Collector, June 1952, p. 113 and Gilbert (1996), fig. 216)

Source: DEFM; Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840 (1996).

The original entry from Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840 can be found at British History Online.