Antique Oak & Mahogany Grandfather Longcase Clock by H.RICHARDSON TARPORLEY - For Sale
Antique Oak & Mahogany Grandfather Longcase Clock by H.RICHARDSON TARPORLEY
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This is a lovely 8-Day oak and mahogany longcase clock which is in superb condition and is exceptionally detailed. 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.
If we start with the hood, this has swan necks with superb brass pateras, with a wonderful shaped fretwork section between. Pretty reeded columns which terminate in brass capitals flank the hood door. To the rear are lovely reeded back splats. The door is mahogany veneered and is beautifully inlaid. Above the hood door is inlaid with three ovals of inlay.
If we then move down to the trunk it has a lovely fully length door cross banded in mahogany. The door is also complete with it's lock and key which is fully working. Above the door is beautifully inlaid with a conch shell which is flanked by two oval of inlay. The door is then flanked by square reeded columns which have been nicely inlaid with stringing. Also below the columns are lovely inlays of ebony stringing.
Finally the base has canted corners which have been beautifully reeded. The base has a shaped applied panel which is cross banded in mahogany and is raised on lovely ogee bracket feet.
The dial with makers name of 'H. Richardson, Tarporley', has the four corners adorned with wonderful sprays of flowers which has been created in colours with a decorative edge of gold leaf. There are two further sprays of flowers to the centre of the dial. The dial is set out with Arabic Numerals. There is subsidiary second dial and date aperture.The dial also has the most wonderful fretted fingers.
The movement is eight day duration and is rack striking on a single bell. The movement is in perfect working order having recently been professionally cleaned and serviced. As can be seen from the photographs the movement is immaculately clean.
There are one 'H. RICHARDSON, TARPORLEY' listed in 'Clockmakers of Cheshire by Keith Applyby':
'RICHARDSON,Halford TARPORLEY Clockmaker 1828'.
The approximate dimensions are:
- 86.25 inches high
- 23 inches across the widest part of the hood
- 17.25 inches across the trunk
- 21.75 inches across the widest part of the base
As can be seen from these dimension this is a clock of lovely 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.