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A fine quality flame mahogany 8 day longcase clock by Samuel Collings of Thornbury c.1800

  • Maker: Samuel Collings, working in Thornbury, Gloucester.
  • Date: 1800
  • Height: 7ft 5” Width: 18” Depth: 9”
  • Price: £Sold

 

Case

The fine quality well proportioned case of typical Bristol style, 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, with brass corinthian capitals. The beautifully figured curled mahogany trunk door and base with bracket feet.

Dial

The beautifully executed silvered brass, with Roman numeral chapter ring and outer Arabic numeral markings, with subsidiary seconds and calendar dials to the dial centre. Revolving phases of the moon to arch with opposing scenes depicting rural landscape and seascape with a finely painted ship. Finely engraved flowers and swags to the dial centre and corners. Engraved "High Water At Bristol Dock" to the arch.

Movement

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

Weights and pendulum

Original matching cast iron weights and brass faced pendulum bob.

Hands

Finely fretted blued steel hands.

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