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Inlaid Mahogany 18th Century Antique Longcase Grandfather Clock By Iames Richards Liverpool Featuring An Alarm And Ferguson Tidal Dial


£18,750 | $23,119 USD | €21,214 EUR
Item Number: SA585337
Date of manufacture: 18th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: David Wolfenden Antiques


An Important Rare Exceptional Inlaid Mahogany Antique Georgian 18th Century Longcase Grandfather Clock By Iames Richards Liverpool Featuring Rolling Moon,An Alarm And Ferguson Tidal Dial.
The Stunning Case Is Veneered in Best Quality Flame Mahogany With Shell Inlay,Canted Base Corners,Infilled Swan Neck Pediment And A Distinct Liverpool Feature,Double Columns.
The 13 ins Dial Features—
A Superbly Painted Moon Dial In The Arch Above Which A Motto Reads "On Times Uncertain Date Eternal Hours Depend"
A Calendar Dial And A Seconds Dial With A Rare Brass Sweeping Second Hand .
A Rising/Falling Tidal Automata Dial Which Shows The High And Low Tides At Liverpool Dock Indicated By The Sea Level Rising And Falling Over A Twelve Hour Period {Known As A Ferguson Tidal Dial} And Very Rare Indeed.
There Is Also An Alarm Feature On This Clock Set By A Small Silver Disc In The Dial Centre.
The 8 Day Movement Is Controlled By A Dead Beat Escapement.
The Brass Centre Of The Silvered Dial Is Engraved “Hatched Style”Decorated With Sea Serpents. Typical Of Liverpool Dials Of The Period.
Engraved on the Dial “James Richards Liverpool “(J Richards is recorded in Lancaster 1798 which is probably the same man)
This Clock Is Very Rare Indeed
Circa 1785
Height 93ins(236cm)
Width 22ins(56cm)
Depth 10ins (26cm)
Delivery and Insurance to most parts of UK and Ireland is included in price.

This antique has been viewed 60 times in the past month with the most views from the United Kingdom.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Height = 236 cm (92.9")
Width = 56 cm (22.0")
Depth = 26 cm (10.2")

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David Wolfenden Antiques
219b Lisnevenagh Road
Co. Antrim
Northern Ireland
BT41 2JT
United Kingdom

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