Antique Longcase Grandfather Clock Thomas RICHARDSON - For Sale
Antique Longcase Grandfather Clock Thomas RICHARDSON
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This is fabulous oak and mahogany cross banded longcase clock. It has an eight-day movement on a brass square dial. 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. the quantity of the movement to this clock is exceptional.
If we start with the hood this has a lovely flat top finished with moulded cornice and a small shaped pediment to the centre. The top is then adorned with four superb gilded finals. Lovely delicate reeded columns flank the hood door and there are nice reeded back splats. 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 reeded columns. The door also has its original brass escutcheon which is nicely shaped and fretted.
As with the trunk door the base incorporates some nice mahogany cross banding and has a lovely mahogany cross banded applied panel. The base is raised on ogee bracket feet.
The eight-day movement with makers name of 'Thos. Richardson', striking the hour has a square brass face. It also has a subsidiary second dial and date aperture. The four corners are adorned with beautiful spandrels whilst the centre incorporates beautiful engraved swags. Our clock restorer made the point that the movement to this clock is of a very high standard only usually seen in early London clock movements. We have taken some additional photographs to show detailing to the bell stand, back cock and top of the pendulum.
The style of the clock case is such that we believe this to be a Thomas Richardson of Weaverham. who is listed in ‘Clockmakers of Cheshire by Keith Appleby':
'RICHARDSON Thomas WEAVERHAM Clockmaker. 1795’.
The approximate dimensions are:
- 81 inches high to top of clock / 86 inches high to top of finial
- 22 inches across the widest part of the hood
- 15 inches across the trunk
- 20 inches across the widest part of the base namely the feet.
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. There is a little long dead woodworm holes to the reeded columns which is often the case with early pieces.