Antique Oak & Mahogany Grandfather Longcase Clock : Edwd King, Warwick - For Sale

Antique Oak & Mahogany Grandfather Longcase Clock : Edwd King, Warwick
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This is a lovely 8-Day oak and mahogany longcase clock which is in superb condition and is exceptionally detailed. The clock is in perfect working order. 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 with arched moulded cornice and lovely brass pateras. Pretty reeded columns which terminate in brass capitals flank the hood door. The door is mahogany veneered and has a pretty little brass knob.

If we then move down to the trunk it has a lovely shaped fully length door which is cross banded in mahogany. The door is also complete with it's lock and key which is fully working. Above the door is beautifully veneered with a banding of mahogany. The door is then flanked by quarter reeded columns which have stunning corinthian columns to the top and brass capitals to the base.

Finally the base has is a shaped applied panel which is nicely cross banded in mahogany and is raised on lovely ogee bracket feet.

The dial with makers name of 'Edwd King, Warwick', has the four corners adorned with stunning painted fans which incorporate some wonderful greens and gold leaf to create a stunning effect. The arch incorporates an urn flanked by further fans which again look beautiful. The dial is set out with Roman Numerals with small Arabic Numerals above. There are subsidiary second and date dials. The dial has also be signed at the bottom 'Restored A.J. Chornton 1962 Stone'.The dial also has the most wonderful fretted fingers.

The movement is eight day duration and is rack striking on a single bell. The movement is in perfect working order.

There are two Edward King's of Warwick listed in 'Clockmakers & Watchmakers of Central England by Joseph Mc Kenna' who were father and son:

- 'King, Edward I
Swan Lane, Warwick 1794-1800 Watchmaker
Market Place, Warwick 1807-27

Born 1776. Two longcase clocks by him in Warwick Museum, as well as a silver verge watch, hall-marked in Birmingham in 1813. Ballie lists him as a watchmaker in 1795. He died in April 1827.
- 'King, Edward II
Warwick 1797 Watchmaker. Son of Edward King I, to whom apprenticed in 1797'.

The approximate dimensions are:
- 87.25 inches high
- 21.25 inches across the widest part of the hood
- 15.25 inches across the trunk
- 20.5 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.

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Cheshire Grandfather Clocks
The Gables,
Beeston Brook, Tiverton,
Near Tarporley, Cheshire
England-CW6 9NH
United Kingdom
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