Antique Oak & Mahogany Longcase Grandfather Clock by Jno LOADER BASINGSTOKE - For Sale
Antique Oak & Mahogany Longcase Grandfather Clock by Jno LOADER BASINGSTOKE
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This is a lovely 8-Day oak and mahogany longcase clock. The clock is in perfect working order having recently been professionally 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 a flat top which incorporates a lovely deep moulding. Full reeded columns which terminate in brass capitals flank the hood door and it has nicely chamfered back splats. The door has a pretty little brass knob and is beautifully cross banded in mahogany.
If we then move down to the trunk it has a lovely shaped full length door which is again beautifully cross banded in mahogany. It also has a pretty shaped brass escutcheon. The door is also complete with it's lock and key which is fully working. The door is then flanked by quarter reeded columns which have a wonderful carved detailing below the columns.
The base has an applied panel which is cross banded in mahogany, which sets the base off superbly. The base is raised on ogee bracket feet.
The dial with makers name of 'Jno Loader, Basingstoke', has the four corners adorned with the most exquisite baskets of flowers which have a lovely decorative surround which has been combined with gold leaf to give a very striking effect. The dial is set out with Arabic Numerals. There is a subsidiary second dial and a date aperture which is edged in gold leaf. 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 having recently been professionally cleaned and serviced. As can be seen from the photographs the movement is immaculately clean.
There is one 'Jno loader, Basingstoke' listed in 'Watch & Clockmakers of the World Volume by Brian Loomes':
- 'LOADER, John. Basingstoke c1760 Clockmaker'. The date of 1760 is likely to be when Loader started his career as this clock dates to around 1800.
The approximate dimensions are:
- 81 inches high
- 21 inches across the widest part of the hood
- 13.5 inches across the trunk
- 18.75 inches across the widest part of the base.
As can be seen from these dimension this is a clock of lovely slim proportions.