Antique Grandfather Longcase Clock A. Laing of STAMFORDHAM - For Sale
Antique Grandfather Longcase Clock A. Laing of STAMFORDHAM
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This is wonderful oak longcase clock which 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. To the centre of the swan necks is a lovely turned finial. The hood door is mahogany veneered. Pretty full turned columns which terminate in brass capitals flank the hood door.
If we then move down to the trunk it has a lovely full length door which is arched to the top. The door has a lovely brass escutcheon and is complete with it's lock and key. The front to the trunk has lovely canted corners.
The base has a nicely shaped apron.
The dial with maker’s name of 'A. Laing of STAMFORDHAM' has the four corners adorned with beautiful flowers which have been created in superb colours. The arch has been beautifully painted with a young maiden set against a lovely exotic background'. There is one 'A. Laing of STAMFORDHAM' listed in ‘Clockmakers of NORTHUMBERLAND and DURHAM by Keith Bates':
'Laing, Andrew. 1790 - 1827 Stamfordham. Clock & Watchmaker. 8 day painted dial longcase clock with arch scene of a lady, flowers corners, Roman hours, date and second dials, matching brass hands, minutes not numbered. ca 1830'.
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:
- 88.5 inches high
- 21.25 inches across the widest part of the hood
- 14.5 inches across the trunk
- 18 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.