Antique Oak & Mahogany Longcase Grandfather Clock by Edwd HARRISON WARRINGTON - For Sale
Antique Oak & Mahogany Longcase Grandfather Clock by Edwd HARRISON WARRINGTON
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This is fabulous oak and mahogany cross banded eight-day brass faced, longcase clock, which is of superb proportions. It has an eight-day movement on a brass square dial.
If we start with the hood this has a superb Architectural pediment with a glass panel below which is beautifully painted with scrolls. Lovely delicate full turned columns flank the hood door with full columns to the rear also. The hood door is nicely cross banded in mahogany.
If we then move down to the trunk this has beautifully shaped full-length door, which has been nicely cross banded in mahogany. The trunk door is then flanked by quarter turned columns. The door is complete with fully working lock and key.
The base has an applied panel with again has some nice mahogany cross banding and is raised on ogee bracket feet.
The eight-day movement with makers name of Edwd Harrison, Warrington has a square brass face. It also has a subsidiary second dial and a date aperture. The four corners are adorned with beautiful spandrals whilst the centre incorporates beautiful engraved flowers. The fingers are also wonderful fretted fingers. The face is beautifully clean which made it extremely difficult to photograph.
The movement is rack striking on a bell. The clock is in perfect working order having been recently professionally cleaned and serviced. It comes complete with its weights, pendulum and winding key.
The approximate dimensions are:
- 83 inches high
- 21 inches across the hood
- 15 inches across the trunk
- 21 inches across the base
As can be seen from these dimension this is a clock of lovely proportions.
There is one Edwd Harrison of Warrington listed in ‘Clockmakers of Cheshire by Keith Apple:
- 'HARRISON Edward WARRINGTON Watchmaker
Watchmaker working in 1766.'
The clock is in wonderful condition. The movement is in perfect working order having recently been professionally cleaned and serviced. As can be seen from the photographs the movement is immaculately clean.
The case has the most exquisite patina which can only be gained through age and is difficult to convey through photographs.