Country Homes Antiques Scotland est 1985
18thcent Mahogany longcase clock (Samuel Bentley)
A mahogany longcase clock with blind fretwork decorations, the brass dial with later added arch, with silvered chapter ring & calendar dial above subsidiary seconds dial, the dial engraved with a scene of a three-masted sailing ship near a coast, 'Samuel Bentley / Kingsbridge', the two-train movement striking on a bell with unusual pull cord repeat, case & dial/movement associated, 89.5ins. (227cms.) high. Footnote - for an almost identical dial by Samuel Bentley see Sotheby's, London, 'Important Clocks, Watches, Wristwatches & Mechanical Music', 10 April 2006, lot 75.