Seller: clockbuster (628) 100%, Location: Sheffield, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 272464172137 FINE AND RARE LONDON LONGCASE GRANDFATHER CLOCK This is a particularly fine London made Longcase clock made in the first part of the 18th Century by William Halstead of London who was apprenticed in 1705 and was admitted to the Clockmakers Company in 1715 to 1718 .His father was also a successful clockmaker and was working from 1667 until he died in 1705. This is very early for an arched dial clock which did not become popular until later in the century and this clock is typical of the period with a shallow arch 12 inch dial and is beautifully decorated with fine engraving and is devoid of the arch spandrels used later. The finned five pillar 8 day duration rack striking movement is of the finest London quality and has the unusual feature of a Calender in the arch . It has been sympathetically cleaned and serviced and in full working order.The hours are truck on a bell. The case is constructed of English oak and is veneered in Burr elm which has the most wonderful grain and colour and its use in such applications is very uncommon indeed . I have seen two other clocks using this veneer in over 30 years of dealing . The proportions are near perfect with a long slim trunk and a height that is quite small for this type of clock. Please study the pictures to see the details such as the use of short grain mouldings and veneer on the masking.Straight grain veneers are used horizontally to the sides. The overall condition is excellent as this clock was previously owned by one of the worlds foremost professional Horologists. I would urge any interested parties to view this clock and/or bring any expert appraiser as this clock is original and genuine. The clock is 7 ft 5 inches tall, 12 3/8 wide at the trunk and 19 1/2 inches at the bottom of the base.It is a maximum of 9 inches deep. This clock is sold with brass cased weights,pendulum and key. I can honestly say this is one of the best longcases I have ever owned and would be a suitable addition to any collection. If the asking price is paid in full I will deliver and set up the clock free of charge in England,Wales and the Scottish lowlands. If a lesser offer is accepted then this will be considered a trade sale with the clock sold as described but with shipping charges the responsibility of the buyer. Domestic buyers are asked to use alternative methods of Payment to Pay Pal. My direct contact details are at the very bottom of my listings. I will ship this item worldwide. Guesstimate shipping rates are as follows; Europe £350 USA £600 Asia and Australia £800 All good must be paid for in full prior to shipping. Domestic buyers are asked to use alternative methods of payment to Pay Pal if at all possible Wire transfers are welcomed from all countries. Ebay now charge 10% on shipping plus Pay Pal fees.These charges will be added to the shipping costs.All goods will be shipped within five days of payment. Collection is available by prior arrangement All goods paid using Pay pal will only be shipped to the pay pal confirmed address All goods will be shipped by courier ie UPS,DHL,Fed Ex or similar and will be tracked and signed for.I will not ship unless it is tracked and signed for. If you wish to use your own courier I will do all I can to assist. I only charge actual costs incurred for shipping BUT I will use a large box with plenty of packing to avoid damage and this will make shipping (particulary to foreign countries) a little more expensive due to volumetric weight. Custom made boxes,bubble wrap and peanuts all cost money and the cost of these materials will be added to the cost of shipping.For example a Vienna wall clock costs me £15 in materials.I do not charge for my time for packing. Every care will be taken when packing but no liability will be accepted for damage by the couriers and it must be remembered that it is virtually impossible to guarrantee 100 percent that a peice of glass may not be damaged on the odd occasion. Insurance is a difficult and expensive area with respect to antiques and usually has a low ceiling that is why I use recognised tracked and signed for couriers and do not insure seperately.If you wish to seperately insure your item I will do all I can to assist but the responsibility to arrange the said insurance is with the buyer It is requested that all buyers contact me within 24 hours and pay in full within 7 days unless a prior arrangement is made Please do not agree to buy something unless you intend to pay. Goods will not be despatched unless paid for in full. If you see a listing when you are financially indisposed the speak to me as we can probably arrange something to our mutual satisfaction. I have no intention whatsoever rip my customers off and I ask that any buyers afford me the same courtesy. Reputations take a lifetime to build and can be lost overnight. I want my customers to be happy and return time and time again so if you are dissatisfied in any way please get in touch. I am an established purveyor of fine antique clocks and barometers with over 25 years experience dealing primarily with the trade and serious collectors who seek quality items on original condition. Customer satisfaction is paramount and I endeavour to be as honest and straighforward as possible in both my descriptions and the way business is conducted. Over the years I have supplied many of the top retail dealers in the world and have been involved in collectors finding those allusive additions to their collections. I have been reluctent to get involved with the modern world of E commerce dealing but it is obviously the way forward and I feel there are opportunities for someone who conducts their business with integrity. I also undertake commissions to sell and purchase clocks and barometers on behalf of clients on a percentage basis.Confidentiality is asssured. I also have worldwide contacts who have access to the finest items of a quality which do not appear on E bay and if you are looking for a particular item the please get in touch as I may well be able to help.All I ask is not to waste my time as I most certainly wont waste yours. Should you find one of my items when you are financially indisposed then please get in touch as I am sure that we can make a mutually beneficial agreement. 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