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A good quality eight day Georgian longcase clock by James Allen of Kilmarnock c.1800

  • Maker: James Allen of Kilmarnock.
  • Date: 1800
  • Height: 204cm
  • Width: 51cm
  • Depth: 25cm
  • Price: 3,300

 

Case

A fine quality figured mahogany 8 day longcase clock by James Allen of Kilmarnock, circa 1800. The high quality case constructed of figured mahogany in the classic western Scottish style case, with a flat topped hood with moulded cornice and rope twist free standing columns, silk lined sound frets to the sides. The shaped top trunk door flanked by quarter turned rope twist columns with original lock and key. The figured mahogany box base surmounted on shaped bracket feet.

Dial

The arched painted dial with Roman chapter ring surrounded by finely painted flowers and strawberries, signed to the dial centre Jas Allen Kilmarnock, with further subsidiary seconds and calendar zones to the dial centre. The dial arch with revolving moonphases, rural scene and seascape.

Movement

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

Weights and pendulum

Original cast iron weights, original brass faced pendulum bob.

Hands

Finely fretted blued steel hands.


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Weights & pendulum

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