Antique Rolling Moon Longcase Clock by PAUL HOLMES of LANE END - For Sale
Antique Rolling Moon Longcase Clock by PAUL HOLMES of LANE END
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This is a lovely 8-Day Rolling Moon 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 which have lovely brass pateras. To the centre of the swan necks is a beautifully inlaid. The hood door is flanked by pretty full reeded columns which terminate in brass capitals. The door also has a pretty little brass knob. Above the hood door is beautifully inlaid.
If we then move down to the trunk it has a lovely shaped door which has been cross banded in mahogany. The door is also complete with it's lock and key which is fully working. Above the door is a panel of mahogany which is edged in detailed stringing. The door has a shaped and embossed escutcheon which has a Liver Bird to the top and to the centre of the door is a pretty inlaid panel incorporating an urn. The door is then flanked by reeding and below this is a panel of mahogany which is edged in detailed stringing
Finally the base has canted corners and has a circle of inlay and to the centre is a pretty inlaid panel incorporating a conch shell, which sets it off superbly. It is then raised on bracket feet.
The dial with makers name of 'Paul Holmes, Lane End' has the four corners adorned with beautiful painted fans. The dial is set out with Arabic Numerals. There is a subsidiary second and date aperture. The moon is beautifully adorned with a galleon and a country scene. 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.
Paul Holmes is listed in 'Clockmakers and Watchmakers of Central England by Joseph McKenna':
- 'Holmes, Paul Nutt's Row, Lane End, Staffs 1818-19 Clockmaker and Watchmaker. Probably son of Andrew Holmes of Cheadle, born 1774 at Cheadle'.
The approximate dimensions are:
- 87.75 inches high
- 22.25 inches across the widest part of the hood
- 16 inches across the trunk
- 20.75 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 immaculately clean and is in perfect working order having recently been professionally cleaned and serviced.