Antique Mahogany Rolling Moon Longcase Grandfather Clock THOMAS HOLMES CHEADLE - For Sale
Antique Mahogany Rolling Moon Longcase Grandfather Clock THOMAS HOLMES CHEADLE
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This is an exquisite mahogany long case clock, which is of super grand proportions. It has an eight-day movement on a broken arch painted face with rolling moon. This truly is a majestic clock which has the most fantastic mahogany case and is incredibly detailed.
If we start with the hood, this has swan necks with arched moulded cornice and is finished which lovely brass pateras to the centre of the swan necks is a wonderful pediment. The hood door is beautifully inlaid with stringing and is flanked by superb cluster columns. Above the hood door is also inlaid and there is a superb oval inlay to the central pediment.
Moving down to the trunk, the lovely shaped triple peak full length door is flanked by cluster columns. The door contains the most wonderful flame of mahogany. The key hole has a lovely diamond shape of inlay.
The base is is again beautifully inlaid with stringing with the centre panel having a wonderful flame of mahogany, the front corners are canted and again have been beautifully inlaid. The base is then raised on lovely ogee bracket feet.
The eight-day movement has a broken arch painted face with rolling moon and subsidiary second dial and date aperture. The four corners are beautifully adorned with beautiful delicately painted flowers. The centre of the dial also has paintings of two wonderful exotic birds. The clock has the most very pretty fingers.
The dial bears the makers name Thos Holmes, Cheadle. In 'Watchmaker and Clockmakers of the World Volume 1 by G.H. Ballie' :
'HOLMES Thomas, Cheadle. 1784. Clockmaker'
The approximate dimensions of the clock are:
- 94 inches high
- 22.75 inches across widest part of hood
- 16.75 inches across the trunk
- 21.75 inches across widest part of base
The clock is in wonderful condition. The movement is lovely and clean and in perfect working order having recently been professionally cleaned and serviced.