. The movements were principally of 8 Day Duration and 30 Hour but there was also Month Duration and on very rare occasions, Year Duration. Each longcase clock is carefully selected for proportions, quality and originalilty. Made with a high-quality movement that plays the Westminster chimes and strikes the hours on blued steel gongs to give a delightful sound. In 1816 Eli Terry patented a new works for a clock, as the mechanism was smaller it allowed for the development of mantel clocks. Mantel Clock A smaller more decorative antique clock is the mantel clock.
The Longcase Clock evolved during the second half of the 17th century. Antique Grandfather Clock Notable makers of antique grandfather clocks are Tompion, Quare, Mudge and Dutton, these antique clocks are grandeur in statute and are highly desirable. Exchange rates are updated daily via xe. William Drury is recorded as working in Banbury from 1773 until 1810. John McFarlane is recorded as working in Glasgow and in Hamilton from 1771.
The use of high quality mahogany mouldings and veneer throughout the case is typical of the best work of the time. It comes in a variety of sizes and is the perfect addition to a room with a vintage feel. A fine example of what is often considered the best of the elegant clocks that were made for the wealthy customers of the lowlands of Scotland. A classic, country clock made to very high specification in using oak to build the case as this would have matched the furniture of the wealthy, country customer who would have commissioned the clock to be made in the first place. Thomas Harris is recorded as being born in 1732 and he was a clockmaker in Deddington until his death in 1797. Antique Longcase Clocks All of our Longcase Clocks offered for sale are fully restored and guaranteed for 12 months.
History of the Clock Measuring time passing has long since been a practice in human civilization, the ancient Egyptians measured time by means of a water clock. Those with 8 day movements are sought after as they do not need such frequent winding. Audio files are also made available for each longcase clock to give you complete confidence if purchasing from long distance. This clock has the additional feature of the strike silent mechanism in the dial break arch, which was designed as an added feature to the clock to make it all the more impressive! The fact that a local clockmaker should be known for such high quality work is a pleasure indeed! Thomas King was born in 1744 in the market town of Alnwicke, in Northumbria, where he worked in the part of the town known as Narrowgate. Generally made in both 30-hour and 8 day versions, these magnificent clocks are both an impressive centrepiece for any room, as well as a reliable and accurate time keeper with an attractive strike.
A particularly valuable wall clock is an antique lantern clock, as the oldest antique wall clock available it is extremely valuable especially if the original movement is intact, it is a weight driven clock and more often than not made from brass. Many choose to go for an antique grandfather clock with an inbuilt silencing mechanism, allowing the sound of their chimes to be turned off at night to avoid disturbance. William Aris is recorded as beginning to work in Uppingham, Rutland, in 1785 until his death in 1798 when he was succeeded by his son, also called William. The tall, elegant case was made of oak to match the furniture of his respected clients and the clock is beautifully finished with swan neck pediments, shaped trunk door and simple, hood side frets so that the sound of the bell can be fully appreciated! Antique English Longcase Clocks All of our Longcase Clocks offered for sale are fully restored and guaranteed for 12 months. When an antique dealer uploads an item for display on Sellingantiques they are requested to make a formal declaration as to the date of its manufacture. John Gale is recorded as working in Lamb Street, Spitalfields, London between 1790 and 1844, but I believe this clock to be earlier than this as the style of the dial with its fine rococo corner spandrels and the elegant dial centre engraving are all indicative of a London maker of around 1780.
A classic, North Country maker of the second half of the 18th century. This particular clock has the added attraction of having a fine bevelled edge glass door to reveal the slow moving polished pendulum. Note the detail of the separate pillars fitted to the back of the case hood, which is a most unusual feature. A classic, country clock made in the later design, with a break-arch case and shaped, trunk door, all made in English oak to match the furniture of the wealthy customer who would have ordered the clock in the beginning. The movements were principally of 8 Day Duration and 30 Hour but there was also Month Duration and on very rare occasions, Year Duration. On a practical note, when purchasing an antique clock it is important to brush up on the basics of winding and cleaning, so it can tell you the time for years to come. This is a fine clock with elegant proportions and beautifully shaped hood pillars with brass inlay, side hood windows, superb flame mahogany veneers to front of case and finished with a long front door, shaped mouldings to the case base and substantial case feet.
From hourglasses to sundials, to water clocks, to pendulum clocks and to the small clock mechanisms we use today; there is nothing better than an antique clock to signal the passing of time. He was well known locally as a maker of high quality clocks and this is a fine example of a very early, painted dial clock of the late 18th century. All communications occur between the buyer and the antique dealer, Sellingantiques Ltd is not involved or responsible for terms of sale. Audio files are also made available for each longcase clock to give you complete confidence if purchasing from long distance. This particular clock is made special by the mahogany case which is beautifully proportioned with attractive case mouldings and case base. Because of this it was made with a flat top to the case to fit into a low ceiling, country house and the superb case was made from an English hardwood possibly Walnut to match other furniture in the house.
The flow of water between two containers and the sundial measured time during the day. Antiques approved in last 24 hours 176 Antiques awaiting approval 90 Antiques rejected in last 24 hours 1 Unique visitors today 2,563 Total antique impressions today 682,677 Total antiques for sale 54,087 Total value of antiques for sale £ 87,263,974 Antiques uploaded so far in February 2019 3,621 Unique visitors to Sellingantiques so far in February 2019 259,092 Unique visitors to Sellingantiques so far in 2019 643,382 Using Sellingantiques. Browse and purchase with confidence as our friendly antique dealers will be more than happy to help with any questions on listed items. Throughout the next 200 years the longcase clock changed dramatically from the very first small ebony veneered examples to the large Victorian clocks of the 19th century. In the early days mechanical clocks did not display minutes or seconds.
Commonly known as grandfather clocks, these weight driven clocks were the first domestic clocks ever made, originating in the 17th century. Clocks are a charming feature of most households and their variety, size and style is endless. As technology advanced so did time keeping devices. Circa 1920 means close to the year 1920. The movement is of typical high quality and strikes the hours on the original bell! All of this is typical of a high quality London clock of the late 18th century. An antique clock can be a focal point to a room or a unique addition to a wall of clocks displaying different time zones. During that short period of time, he signed his work also with the town of Hungerford itself and so we can be quite precise with the age of this clock.