Mid 18th century ebonised longcase clock by John Hallifax of London. A handsome 8-day clock with a fine quality 5 pillar London movement, it has a 12 inch brass dial. The chapter ring, minute ring, date aperture, name plate and Silent/Strike dial are all silvered. Fine cast brass decoration to the corners features classical heads and sea creatures. Fine cut steel hour and minute hands are original.
The case is ebonised, the original surface having worn well but showing some crazing to the door. The plinth has been restored, having lost 2-3 inches in its long life. Overall, a good quality clock in excellent original and working condition.
A late 18th century large wall hung Tavern Clock (often called Act of Parliament clocks after a short lived tax on clocks that was passed by Parliament in 1797). These clocks were hung in taverns and inns, where the general public were able to see the time displayed. This fine example has a black ebonised case and a 20inch gold faced dial with black Roman numerals. The glass clock face cover has a finely turned mahogany bezel that lends warmth to the clock case. The weight driven original 7-8 day brass movement is in clean working order. Original hinges and escutcheon, and attractive moulded wedge shaped base show the quality of this handsome clock. Circa 1780
A beautiful Georgian longcase 8 day clock that also has a rare clock face, which represents the four seasons. In great condition, this case can be opened and locked with ease using the key included, the clock face can also be opened up. The details in the woodwork makes for a very regal, authentic clock that is representative of its era. Fully working.
A fine William & Mary late 17th century marquetry longcase clock. It has decorative laburnum veneers on oak, with fine line inlays and ebonised trim. Oyster veneers on the door form a background to panels of exquisite flower and bird marquetry, featuring a pair of loving birds. The 11 inch brass dial, with silvered chapter ring, has a seconds dial, date aperture, and 4 winged cherub spandrels.The 8 day London 5 pillar movement, original and in perfect working order, has been cleaned and overhauled. The movement is of superb quality, like the case, but there is no makers name on it. Originally made with a rising hood, the hood has since been converted to frontal horizontal removal. Circa 1690
Late 19th century wall Dial Clock with a black ebonised case. The 10 inch dial has Roman numerals and original steel hands. Behind it is an 8 day movement, which has been fully overhauled and is in good working order. The glass has a chamfered edge and a cast brass bevel. The dial is inscribed "WHITEHORN 10 High Street HAMPSTEAD". A smart and attractive antique wall clock. Circa 1890
The well figured mahogany case stands at 6ft. 4ins on bracket feet . The trunk has canted front corners and a rectangular glazed door revealing the temperature compensated pendulum with mercury filled jar, and to the right hand side, a well made six spoke pulley supporting the brass weight. The flat topped hood with circular glazed aperture and reflector ring,is framed with quadrant mouldings. The 12 inch silvered circular dial is engraved "Howlett, Cheltenham" and has a sweep minute hand and subsidiary dials for hours and seconds in the conventional regulator dial layout. The substantial six pillar movement with high shouldered plates, has six spoked wheels throughout the train and end float adjusters for the centre wheel through to escape wheel arbors. The escapement is dead-beat and there is also "Harrisons" maintaining power. There is a beat adjusting facility on the top of the crutch.