Popular Pages. Maine Digest Ads. Man at Arms Ads. Index of Offerings. Historical Treasures Portraits, Paintings, Mirrors, etc. Distinct stylistic, ornamental, and construction details support a strong attribution to Nathan Lombard The cherry case with mahogany banding features chevron stringing and stylized foliate ornamentation; all characteristics of Lombard’s inlays and shop traditions. The urn and foliate motifs issuing crossing vines, tulip heads, rosettes and droplet-shaped leaf inlays relate it to those found on several desk- and – bookcases attributed to Lombard see Jobe and Pearce, “Sophistication in Rural Massachusetts: The Inlaid Cherry Furniture of Nathan Lombard” in Beckerdite, American Furniture , p.
antique 18th century grandfather / longcase clock
People keep on asking me to get Grandfather clocks for them. These marking dissapear around so its the best date to buy when and its influence but the dial maintains its rigid four spandrel chapter ring layout.
Matthew Vines of London circa Click here for details. John Calver of Woodbridge – the Suffolk one. Circa William Tarry of London circa Signed Jno. John Burges Gosport who is recorded, a single date – about the time he made this clock. Obadiah Smith of Ratcliffe Highway, London.
Clocks — Longcase – Horology (Clocks & watches) – Sotheby’s Australia
Grandfather clocks, also called longcase clocks by horologists, were invented after Dutchman Christiaan Huygens applied a pendulum as a clock-winding device in But it wasn’t until about when clockmakers mastered the workings of the pendulum for accurate timekeeping in conjunction with an anchor escapement — the mechanical device that gives a pendulum its swing.
If you own a longcase clock, determining its age can tell you how much it is worth. After , most clocks were mass-produced by German and American manufacturers, effectively putting an end to the valuable custom-made grandfather clocks. English clockmakers crafted clocks with brass dials from about to
Expect the chapter ring and spandrels form of brass dial with half hour markers to the who is recorded, a single date – about the time he made this clock.
We have a large archive of sold clocks, and almost articles by Brian Loomes on clock collecting, clockmakers and clock care and identification. For more information, please click the links on the right. Winners of the BACA award for excellence under the category of specialist clock dealers, judged on 1. Who made my antique clock? It is well known that clockmakers would often take an old household clock in part-exchange for a new one, and sometimes even a church clock or turret clock – perhaps one that was broken, seriously worn and thought beyond repair, or just plain old-fashioned.
And many a householder, or church authority, would be glad of the discount the clockmaker would allow against the price of the new item. But why would he want old clocks in part exchange?
As you can see, the photos are a before picture before we complete a full overhaul of the movement and case for a customer. The fully engraved Gorge case has been sent off for re-gilding while we totally dismantle, repair and polish the unusual movement. Le Roy et Fils. Also, On the back plate the Drocourt stamp can clearly be seen although it looks slightly smudged. It is almost certain that this clock was manufactured by Drocourt his number and also retailed by Le Roy.
We will be polishing this clock using an age old tradition of using Chalk.
Dial of a longcase clock. Square brass Four applied female mask spandrels. An applied Above VI is a square aperture for date indication. On the back three.
First used in clockmaking by the Dutchman Christiaan Huygens in , the pendulum made for near frictionless time-keeping, while it was the anchor mechanism probably invented around the same time by British scientist Robert Hooke reduced the swing and improved accuracy. The need to protect the movement within a high case to house the heavy drive weights, and soon afterwards a long pendulum that beat once every second, led to a style of clock that remained popular for more than two centuries.
The story of the freestanding, weight-driven pendulum clock or longcase is told through a succession of technological breakthroughs designed to make the clocks more accurate, more elaborate in their function or easier to maintain. Often it is these technical sophistications, many of them pioneered, improved or perfected by the great names in British clockmaking, which interest serious collectors as much as the splendour of the case.
Early rarities from the ‘Golden Age’ of English clockmaking in the late 17th century are the preserve of the wealthiest collectors. Clocks within the price range of the ordinary collector are likely to conform to relatively standard forms which became established, with regional and other variations, in the 18th and 19th century. Longcase clocks were traditionally made with two types of movement – eight-day and hour.
A small number of clocks with deluxe long-duration movements were able to run for a month or more without recourse to winding. Typical 17thth century eight-day movements run on two weights suspended on a cable and pulley – one driving the hands and the other the striking mechanism – and require two keyholes for winding.
Longcase clock makers mark – 18th century Scottish?
These clocks only require winding once per week, so we usually recommend that our customers wind them on the same day every week. Most eight-day grandfather clocks have two sets of gears two-train , one set of gears for the strike and the other for the time. Each train has its own separate weight. If the clock strikes on the quarter hours then it will have a third set of wheels and weights.
Longcase grandfather clock spandrels – 2 sets of 4 .. £ Osborne clock date wheel enamel antique movement spares. £
An Irish George III mahogany longcase clock by William Betagh, the hood with broken architectural pediment and dentil moulding above a brass dial with pierced spandrels and second and date subsidary, the waisted case with fluted pillasters on brackets, cm high. Email Address. Remember me. Estimates are shown below each lot in this sale. All amounts shown are in Euro.
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James Burroughs Rochdale longcase clock
People keep on asking me to get Grandfather clocks for them. This makes perfect sense with my Antiques centre and Auction connections but if I did it for everyone Id do nothing else and I love my hands on work with repairs and restorations. I dont sell clocks on the whole.
Longcase Clock Origins The origins of the longcase clock are somewhat clock was the square brass dial (separate chapter ring and brass spandrels to the features such as strike/silent, phases of the moon, date and time regulation.
With Frontispieces and many Illustrations Large Crown 8vo, cloth. A preface should be personal. An author who writes on such subjects as Old Furniture and Old China, with a view to educating public taste and attempting to show why certain objects should be regarded more lovingly than others, meets with a volume of correspondence from collectors. Threaded through such correspondence, extended over a long period, I find the constant demand for a volume dealing with old clocks in a popular manner.
There is no house without its clock or clocks, and few collectors of old furniture have excluded clocks from their hobby. I have been therefore blamed that I did not include some more detailed treatment of clocks in my volumes on “Old Furniture” and “Cottage and Farmhouse Furniture,” my readers very justly advancing the argument that clocks form part of the study of domestic furniture as a whole. This may be admitted.
But in the endeavour to satisfy such a want on the part of my clients, I plead that the subject of clockmaking is one to which years of study must be devoted. Since the first appearance of my Chats on Old [Pg 12] Furniture in , I have not been unmindful of the co-related subject of old clocks.
Chinoiserie/lacquered Longcase Clock By Herring Of London
Description An excellent faux tortoiseshell lacquered longcase clock with well preserved Chinoiserie decoration. The 8 day duration 5 pillar movement striking the hours on a bell and with 12″ arched brass dial with separate silvered brass chapter ring, matted centre showing both seconds, date, the makers name on a silvered brass cartouche and brass spandrels to the corners.
The restored faux tortoiseshell lacquered case with gold Chinoiserie decoration to the trunk door and base depicting houses, flowers, figures and a man playing a musical instrument. The base with a double plinth and further decoration. The hood with attached angle pillars with gilt wooden capitals, glazed access door and inspection windows to the side and a broken arch top with pagoda and three gilt wood finials.
In Blackfriars Bridge was built across the River Thames.
Date: Saturday 27th April LONGCASE The design of the spandrels surrounding the face altered during this period, occasionally, being quite complex.
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Brass Dial Longcase Clocks
The speaker explained that before the s they could be picked up for very little and many were destroyed when they ceased to work, but now there is a much greater interest in them and they are quite expensive and good examples are not easy to find. The development of longcase clock dials was the subject of Mr. Crabtree’s talk and he explained that dials tell us much of the dating of the clocks as they developed from , when the first longcase clocks were made to their demise in the midth Century.
Until towards the end of the 18th Century, dials were brass gilded through a process involving the use of mercury vapour. The design of the spandrels surrounding the face altered during this period, occasionally, being quite complex.
Clare, Hatton, the silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals, the brass dial with figures of Plenty in the spandrels, with date and seconds’ subsidiary dials, the.
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