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A good quality eight day Georgian longcase clock by George Goodall of Abberford, C.1775, numbered 565.

  • Maker: George goodall - Micklefield & Abberford 1760 -1790. Clocks made at Micklefield numbered 29 and 81, known clocks made in Abberford numbered 282 and 631 (NV Dinsdale - The Old Clockmakers of Yorkshire 1946).
  • Date: 1775
  • Height: 7ft 3 with finial / 7ft without finial
  • Width: 19
  • Depth: 9.5
  • Price: 3,300

 

Case

The well proportioned case constructed of figured quarter sawn oak. The breakarch hood surmounted by a single gilded wooden finial. The hood door having flanked by free standing turned pillars terminating with gilded wooden capitals. Original brass plate escutcheon to the trunk door with the original lock and decorative shaped brass strap hinges.

Dial

The arched brass dial with finely cast ornate spandrel mounts to the corners and a well executed engraved dial centre, engraved subsidiary seconds zone and calendar zone.The silvered chapter ring has bold Roman numerals and an outer minute circle with Arabic numerals at five minute intervals. The arch features a painted revolving moonphase zone depicting rural scenes and the two moon faces. Goodall was one of the few Northern makers who numbers his work.

Movement

The fully restored high quality movement is of eight day duration, the plates united by four knopped pillars, anchor escapement and rack strikes 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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