This is a superb antique late 18thcentury flame mahogany8 day English Longcase Clock by William Pridgin of Hull.
The arched brass and silvered dial with Roman and Arabic numerals and rococo scroll cast spandrels, with an eight day four pillar movement striking on a bell, in a beautiful inlaid flame mahogany case raised on bracket feet.
It chimes on the hour and quarter hours, with two weights, brass pendulum and winding key.
The beautiful flame mahogany and inlaid case is a treat to behold and the clock is in perfect working order.
Add a touch of elegance to your home with this exquisite longcase clock.
In excellent condition the movement and case having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Restoration:Movement dismantled and all parts examined and tested.All detents and pivots re-ground and polished.Bearings supplied and fitted.All steel and brass components cleaned, buffed and burnished.Escapement dismantled, cleaned, synchronised and set.Movement regulated.Case cleaned and polished.
Dial Cleaned and lacquered
Dimensions in cm:
Height 240 x Width 49 x Depth 24
Dimensions in inches:
Height 7 foot, 10 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 9 inches
Our reference: 07822
Thomas Sheraton-18thcentury furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany."
The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.
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