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A fine quality flame mahogany longcase clock by

Daniel Brown of Glasgow c.1785

  • Daniel Brown Admitted burgess and guildbrother of Glasgow, 16th September 1773.
  • Serving as apprentice with Thomas Napier.
  • Listed as A Clock & Watchmaker at High Street, Glasgow in 1783 - 1789.
  • Date: 1785
  • Height: 82, Width: 20, Depth: 10
  • Price: 5,500

 

Case

A fine quality flame mahogany 8 day longcase clock by Daniel Brown of Glasgow, circa 1780.
The high quality case constructed of beautifully figured cuban mahogany with detailed
carved work to the mouldings and applied mouldings to the trunk and base.

The classic Glasgow style case having a flat topped hood with dentil moulding and
rope twist free standing columns.

Blind fret work to the hood with silk lined sound frets to the sides.

The panelled trunk door flanked by quarter turned rope twist columns, capped with
carved wooden corinthian capitals.

The panelled box base surmounted on shaped bracket feet, with carved detail.

Dial

The arched brass dial with engraved centre and silvered Roman chapter ringsurrounded
by finely cast spandrels.
Revolving moonphases to the arch with painted blue background, stars and full
moonphases, with silvered and engraved numbered outer edge with additional tidal markings.
The chapter ring signed to the lower edge Dan Brown Glasgow.
Subsidiary seconds and calendar zones to the dial centre.

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 and brass faced bob pendulum.

Hands

Finely fretted blued steel hands of serpentine design.

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Hood

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