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A fine quality flame mahogany 8 day longcase clock by John Wallace of Leven, Fife, Scotland.

  • Maker: John Wallace of Leven (Fife Scotland) working 1790 - 1835.
  • Date: 1810
  • Height: 6ft 10” Width: 17” Depth: 8.5”
  • Price: Sold

 

Case

The high quality “Gentleman’s Library” style case constructed from beautifully figured flame mahogany. The break arch hood with cast brass bezel, surmounted by a shaped single pedestal with cast brass ball finial. The long trunk door with choice curled mahogany veneers, flanked by quarter turned finely reeded columns. The moulded box base surmounted on a skirted plinth.

Dial

The circular white enamelled dial with subsidiary seconds and date zones, signed to the centre Jon Wallace Leven.

Movement

The high quality movement  of eight day duration united by four knopped pillars, anchor escapement and striking the hours on a single bell.

Weights and pendulum

Original cast iron weights and heavy brass bob pendulum with steel strap.

Hands

Fine blued steel hands of elliptical design.

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Movement 1

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Hood

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Dial

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Detail 1

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