Antique Rolling Moon Oak & Mahogany Longcase Grandfather Clock R. PARR PRESCOT - For Sale
Antique Rolling Moon Oak & Mahogany Longcase Grandfather Clock R. PARR PRESCOT
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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. Below the swan necks are beautifully glass panels. The hood door is flanked by full reeded columns which terminate in brass capitals. The door also has a pretty little brass knob.
If we then move down to the trunk it has a lovely full length shaped door which has been cross banded in mahogany. The door is also complete with it's lock and key which is fully working. The door is then flanked by quarter reeded columns.
Finally the base has canted corners which have been nicely reeded and the base has been cross banded in mahogany, which sets it off superbly. It is then raised on lovely shaped bracket feet.
The dial with makers name of 'Rt Parr, Prescot' has the four corners adorned with beautiful flowers and strasberries which have been framed with lovely gilded gesso work. To the centre are also two exotic birds. The dial is set out with Roman Numerals with small Arabic numerals above. There is a subsidiary second dial and date apperture. The moon disk is beautifully adorned with a a galleon, a lovely historic scene and two moons.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.
Robert Parr, Prescot is listed in 'LANCASHIRE CLOCKS and CLOCKMAKERS by BRIAN LOOMES':
- 'Parr, Robert. Prescot. Clockmaker. Daughter born 1795 by wife, Margaret'.
The approximate dimensions are:
- 91 inches high
- 22.75 inches across the widest part of the hood
- 16.25 inches across the trunk
- 20.25 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 is in perfect working order having recently been professionally cleaned and serviced.