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georgian mahogany longcase grandfather clock by williams of preston
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GEORGIAN MAHOGANY LONGCASE / GRANDFATHER CLOCK BY WILLIAMS OF PRESTON

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: FJ & RD Story Antique Clocks

Description

A fine quality cuban mahogany 8 day longcase clock by John Williams of Preston, circa 1760.
The high quality case constructed of beautifully figured cuban mahogany, possibly by the cabinet makers Gillows of Lancaster.
It is documented that the Williams clockmakers of Preston did buy their cases from Gillows of Lancaster, purchasing mahogany examples in 1771 for 2 5 shillings and another at 2 and 15 shillings.
The case having a break arch pediment hood with central gilded finial, beneath unusual design reeded columns further reeded with wooden quills to the bottom and carved and gilded corinthian capitals to the top, sound frets to the arched hood door.
The long panelled and moulded trunk door flanked by quarter reeded columns.
The moulded box base with unusual curved canted corners with further reeded work to match the hood, surmounted on fine quality shaped ogee shaped bracket feet.
The unusual arched brass dial with finely matted centre and silvered Roman chapter  ...show more description

Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Georgian.

Dimensions

Height = 240 cm (95")
Width = 50 cm (20")
Depth = 24 cm (10")

This item is SOLD and is no longer available to purchase. The seller of the item was FJ & RD Story Antique Clocks.

FJ & RD Story Antique Clocks

Rotherham
South Yorkshire
United Kingdom
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