Antique Grandfather Longcase Clock TOPHAM NANTWICH : Hunting Scene to Arch & Pheasants to Corners - For Sale
Antique Grandfather Longcase Clock TOPHAM NANTWICH : Hunting Scene to Arch & Pheasants to Corners
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This is wonderful oak and mahogany longcase clock which is exceptionally detailed. The clock 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. Pretty full turned columns flank the hood door. The door is mahogany and boxwood inlaid and has a pretty little brass knob. Above the hood door is nicely inlaid.
If we then move down to the trunk it has a lovely shaped door. The centre is inlaid with a pretty bird. The door is complete with it's lock and key. The trunk door is flanked by full turned columns. Above the door is inlaid with very detailed inlays. Then below the door is a panel with a lovely conch shell to the centre and framed with detailed inlay. There is also lovely fine inlays below the trunk pillars.
The base has canted front corners and is cross banded in mahogany. It has a band of circular inlay and then to the centre is a further inlay which incorporates a flower. Finally the base is raised on superb ogee bracket feet.
The dial with maker’s name of 'Topham, NANTWICH', has the four corners adorned with beautiful delicate pheasants which have been created in superb colours. The arch has been beautifully painted with a hunting scene. There is one 'Topham, NANTWICH' listed in ‘Clockmakers of Cheshire by Keith Appleby':
'TOPHAM James NANTWICH. Clock & Watchmaker. At Pillory Street 1834. Hospital Street 1842 - 51. Willaston 1852. High Street 1854 - 60'.
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:
- 90 inches high
- 23 inches across the widest part of the hood
- 17.5 inches across the trunk
- 22 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.