Antique 8 DAY Oak Grandfather Longcase Clock : Abraham NEWPORT PAGNELL - For Sale
Antique 8 DAY Oak Grandfather Longcase Clock : Abraham NEWPORT PAGNELL
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This is a wonderful 8-Day oak longcase clock which is in superb condition and is in perfect working order having recently been professionally cleaned and serviced. The dial is the most superb arched dial as can be seen from the photographs.
If we start with the hood, this has swan necks, which have lovely brass pateras. Lovely reeded columns which terminate in brass capitals flank the hood door. The door also has a very pretty little brass knob. There are straight back slates.
If we then move down to the trunk this has a lovely full length shaped door. The door is also complete with it's lock and key which are fully working and there is a pretty brass escutcheon.
The base is has an applied panel with a nicely moulded edge and is raised on bracket feet.
The dial is exquisite and has the makers name of 'M. Abraham, Newport Pagnell'. The four corners adorned with beautiful flowers and gilding whilst the arch contains a pretty painted cottage scene. The dial also has the most wonderful fretted fingers. There is one 'M. Abraham, Newport Pagnell' listed in 'Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World Volume 2 by Brian Loomes':
'ABRAHAM Miles. Olney and Newport Pagnell. married. 1768 - 1824.'
The clock is in lovely condition as can be seen from the photographs. The movement is 8 day duration and is in perfect working order. As can be seen from the photographs the movement is lovely and clean having recently been professionally cleaned and serviced.
The approximate dimensions are:
- 84.5 inches to the top of the clock / 86.25 inches to the top of the finial
- 20.5 inches wide across the hood (measured across widest point).
- 13.25 inches wide across the trunk.
- 18.75 inches wide across the base (measure across widest point).
As can be seen from these dimension this is a clock of lovely slim proportions.