This is wonderful oak and mahogany longcase clock which is exceptionally detailed. The clock is in perfect working order having recently been cleaned and serviced. This clock is absolutely perfect for anyone looking for a clock to place straight into their home.
If we start with the hood, this has swan necks which have lovely brass pateras. Pretty full turned columns flank the hood door. The door is mahogany and boxwood inlaid and has a pretty little brass knob. Above the hood door is nicely inlaid.
If we then move down to the trunk it has a lovely shaped door. The centre is inlaid with an oval containing flowers in an urn. The door is complete with it's lock and key. The trunk door is flanked by full turned columns. Above the door is inlaid with very detailed inlays. Then below the door is a panel with a lovely oval containing flowers in an urn to the centre and framed with detailed inlay. There is also lovely fine inlays below the trunk pillars.
The base has canted front corners and is cross banded in mahogany to the top and bottom. It has has a shaped applied panel which is cross banded in mahogany and has an oval inlay to the centre which incorporates a flower in a urn. Finally the base is raised on bracket feet.
The dial with maker’s name of 'B. Griffiths, TUNSTALL', has the four corners adorned with beautiful delicate flowers which have been created in superb colours. The arch has been beautifully painted with a lion. There is one 'B. Griffiths, TUNSTALL' listed in ‘Clockmakers & Watchmakers of Central England by Joseph McKenna':
'Griffith [Griffiths], Benjamin Walton
Snow Hill, Dudley, Worcs 1819-29 Clock & Watchmaker
Market Place, Tunstall, Staffs 1834-5
Married in 1819 at Stoke-on-Trent. took John Hollins as an apprentice in 1825, but turned over to Joseph Bayley in 1830. Also ran the Post Office in 1834'.
The movement is 8 day duration and is in prefect working order having been recently cleaned and serviced, and has the most wonderful fretted fingers.
The approximate MAXIMUM dimensions are:
- 88 inches high
- 22.25 inches across the widest part of the hood
- 16.5 inches across the trunk
- 20.75 inches across the widest part of the base.
As can be seen from these dimension this is a clock of lovely slim proportions.
The clock is in wonderful condition The movement is lovely and clean and in perfect working order having recently been professionally cleaned and serviced.
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