Antique 8 DAY Grandfather Longcase Clock by Thos COOKE OAKHAM - For Sale
Antique 8 DAY Grandfather Longcase Clock by Thos COOKE OAKHAM
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This is a wonderful 8-Day oak longcase clock which is in superb condition and is in perfect working order. 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. Below the swan necks is lovely dog tooth detailing. Lovely turned columns which terminate in brass capitals flank the hood door. The door also has a very pretty little brass knob and is reeded to the sides. There are straight back slates.
If we then move down to the trunk this has a lovely full length shaped. Either side of the door has been nicely cross banded in mahogany. The door is also complete with it's lock and key which are fully working.
The base is cross banded in mahogany and is raised on ogee bracket feet.
The dial is exquisite and has the makers name of 'Thos Cooke, Oakham'. The four corners adorned with beautiful flowers and gilding whilst the arch contains a beautifully gilded fans with lovely painted flowers around it.The dial also has the most wonderful fretted fingers. There is one Thomas Cooke of Oakham listed in 'Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World Volume 2 by Brian Loomes':
'COOKE Thomas. Oakham. 1828-49.'
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 cleaned and serviced.
The approximate dimensions are:
- 83.75 inches to the top of the clock / 86.25 inches to the top of the finial
- 19 inches wide across the hood (measured across widest point).
- 13.5 inches wide across the trunk.
- 19.5 inches wide across the base (measure across widest point).
As can be seen from these dimension this is a clock of lovely slim proportions.