John Payne (1842-1916)
A provincial George III mahogany clock, two-train movement with silvered dial inscribed 'John Payne, Lenham', engraved with chinoiserie, and with rococo gilt spandrels; doomed hood with fruitwood threequarter columns, waist door inlaid with a star and herring-bone. c.1760.
The bequest of Margaret (Anderson) McEwan, The Hon. Mrs Ronald - later Dame Margaret - Henry Fulke Greville, DBE (1863-1942) from probate records linked with the donation of the property to the National Trust in 1943. This item found on the record for Polesden Lacey Study, page 15.
Marks and inscriptions
John Payne, Lenham (inscribed on dial)
Makers and roles
John Payne (1842-1916), clockmaker