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    18th century edinburgh longcase clock (leith)

    Antique 18th century Edinburgh Longcase Clock (Leith)

    Country Homes Antiques Scotland est 1985

     
    18th century Edinburgh longcase clock (Leith)
    Inscribed Rob Alexander Leith
    A superb 18th-century Scottish longcase clock by this Edinburgh maker in its original formal case with swanneck pediment flanked with fluted pillars. Similar fluted and canted case sides, flanking the long doors. Completely original and in superior condition. A very special clock with 8-day movement and striking bell, from a top Edinburgh maker. A rare find. Circa: 1780s-90s. Honduras mahogany case.
    Little is known about this maker, but the fact of his
    name appearing regularly till the year 1718 in these
    records makes it apparent he was at that date located
    in Edinburgh.
     
    ALEXANDER, ROBERT. Tolbooth Wynd and Shore,
    Leith, 1751-1825.
     
    There were apparently three generations of this
    name, but authentic proof is awanting to connect these
    Leith makers with the above. All evidence available
    makes it almost certain that they belong to the same
    family. Unfortunately, it is not until the year 1751
    that we have documentary proof of this firm's location.

    Price: SOLD

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