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A fine quality Regency flame mahogany 8 day longcase clock by Thomas Wightman of St Martins Lane, London.

  • Maker: Thomas Wightman, 95 St Martins Lane, London 1798 - 1818.
  • Date: 1805
  • Height: 204cm Width: 48cm Depth: 23cm
  • Price: 5,900

 

Case


The small sized, high quality case veneered in beautifully figured flame mahogany, constructed on a solid oak carcass.

The brass inlaid, lancet arch hood with convex circular glass, bound with a locking cast brass bezel. The hood sides with circular fretted cast brass and red silk lined sound frets.

The lancet topped long trunk door with choice curled mahogany veneers, flanked by quarter reeded columns, terminating to brass capitals.

The raised moulded panel effect base with skirted plinth and pad feet.

This stylish well proportioned case is in excellent original condition with wonderful colour and patination.


Dial


The convex circular white enamelled dial with Roman numeral chapter ring, signed to the centre Thos Wightman, St Martins Lane, London.

Movement

The fully restored, high quality movement of eight day duration with shaped and shouldered plates united by five knopped pillars, anchor escapement, pin crutch and striking the hours on a single bell, with strike / strike silent facility located above the XII.

A high quality movement beautifully executed by a good London maker.

The movement is fully restored by our horologist who works exclusively for us.
Our horologist is a Fellow of the British Horological Institute (FBHI), having 35 years of full time professional engagement in the repair & restoration of clocks, watches, music boxes & barometers. He was the recipient of the 1977 Worshipful Company of Clockmakers Bronze Medal.

Weights and pendulum


The original brass cased weights and heavy brass bob pendulum with steel strap.

Hands


Fine quality original blued steel serpentine spade hands.


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Movement 1

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Dial

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Weights & Pendulum

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Hood detail

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Case detail

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