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A fine quality flame mahogany 8 day longcase clock by Robert Stewart of Bristol c.1830

  • Maker: Robert and John Stewart, working in Bristol 1812 -1838
  • Date: 1830
  • Height: 6ft 9” Width: 18” Depth: 9.5”
  • Price: 3,600

 

Case

The good quality small proportioned case of typical Bristol design, veneered with the finest flame mahogany, boxwood strung throughout. The swan-neck pediment hood with brass paterae and finial to the centre. The Bristol style wavy edge hood door flanked by turned and crisply reeded columns. The beautifully figured curled mahogany trunk door and base with shaped plinth bracket feet.

Dial

The beautifully executed arched japanned dial of “Walker and Hughes” manufacture, with Roman numeral chapter ring, with subsidiary seconds and calendar dials to the centre. The unusual Adam and Eve automata to the arch, with beautiful flower painted corner spandrels. The dial centre signed Robert and John Stewart, Bristol.

Movement

A fully restored fine quality eight day four pillar movement, rack striking the hours on a single bell.

Weights and pendulum

Original matching lead weights and brass faced pendulum bob.

Hands

Finely fretted and decorated polished brass hands.

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