Antique Mahogany Longcase Grandfather Library WOOD LIVERPOOL - For Sale
Antique Mahogany Longcase Grandfather Library WOOD LIVERPOOL
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This an exquisite round-faced eight-day longcase clock of pretty petite proportions. This type of clock is often referred to as a fine Liverpool ‘library’ clock. This clock is absolutely perfect for anyone looking for a clock to place straight into their home.
The case is a wonderful flame mahogany with a shaped pediment cresting to the hood. The hood door is flanked with full fluted columns with terminate in brass Corinthian capitals whilst the glass is surrounded by a lovely brass bezel.
The trunk has a pretty door which is framed with lovely delicate moulding and is flanked by chamfered corners. The base also has a lovely frame of moulding and is raised on ogee bracket feet.
The eight-day movement with maker’s name of 'Jno Wood, Liverpool', striking the hour has a circular painted face. There is one John Wood of Liverpool listed in ‘Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World Volume 2 by Brian Loomes’:
Wood - John. Liverpool. 1814 – 28. (B. 1796 – 1824).
John Wood of Liverpool is also listed in ‘Lancashire Clocks and Clockmakers by Brian Loomes’:
Wood, John. Liverpool. 28 Wapping in 1814; 5-7 Church St, 1822-8. Liverpool museum have a watch said to be c 1805.
The approximate dimensions are:
- 81.25 inches high to top of clock / 86.5 inches high to top of finial
- 18.75 inches across the widest part of the hood
- 14.75 inches across the trunk
- 19.5 inches across the widest part of the base.
As can be seen from these dimension this is a clock of lovely petite and 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.