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George III Longcase Clock.8 Bells,Qtr Chiming.Stripling Lichfield.Mahogany.Moon

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Seller: georgella123 (2,381) 100%, Location: Yeovil, Ships to: GB, Item: 152325534581 George III Longcase Clock. 8 Bells, Qtr Chiming. Stripling Lichfield. Mahogany. Moon A stunning and fully featured 8 bell longcase clock in beautiful, grand mahogany case. Stripling clocks are well documented, there is a comprehensive Loomes article available online or in clocks magazine detailing the various Stripling generations and locations. This clock would most likely have been made by Thomas Stripling snr (died 1775). Stylistically it falls into the later part of the brass dial era. Thomas Stripling was working in Lichfield from about 1761 so I would estimate the date of this clock to be about 1770 and certainly one of his grandest creations! Please note that this is a genuine original Georgian 8 bell clock. The majority of 8 bell clocks on the market are Victorian modifications to varying degrees of older pieces, usually with changed movements and modifications to the dial, case etc. The engraving around the winding holes shows that this was always a three train clock. Also the movement is of a much simpler and archaic style than those found in Victorian clocks. This clock is of 8 day duration, it chimes the quarters on a nest of 8 bells striking the hours on an additional bell. The quarter chiming is in the form of a descending ‘peal’ which plays once at 15, twice at 30, three times at 45 and 4 times at the hour followed by the hourly strike. The dial is typical of the era with silvered chapter ring, engraved and silvered centre incorporating subsidiary seconds dial and corner spandrels. The hands are steel and original to the dial/ movement. The clock also features a moon phase indicator in the arch. This consists of painted moon faces and intermediate starry sky which rotates to show the current phase of the moon. The movement is unusual in that it consists of two four pillar sections precisely joined together – possibly a more practical solution for a clockmaker who didn’t make many three train clocks. It also has an inside countwheel for the strike. The winding for the chime train is counter-clockwise. The mahogany case is of suitably grand design to accommodate such a movement and dial. The hood in particular has beautiful and unusual architectural features with a large sound fret to the top of the arch. The dimensions are: height 95 inches (including 6 inch finial), width 23 inches max, depth 10 inches. The dial measures 13 inches wide by 18 ½ inches into the arch. The clock is in very good antique condition. The dial is immaculate, the movement has been cleaned and serviced with new gut lines and works fully including the moon drive. There are some older repairs to the bell hammers and spring. The case has a beautiful colour – slightly faded from an original deeper red (see picture with door open) to a more mellow shade. It has some wood movement typical of cases of its age but certainly nothing that detracts from its grand appearance. The trunk door has a slight outward bow (doesn’t affect closing) and a small vertical split which is barely noticeable in normal lighting conditions (see pictures), there are some additional small splits to the panel above the door. The clock is complete with three lead weights, brass faced pendulum, trunk door key and winder. I can provide free delivery and setup to the UK mainland for the BIN price. I can also arrange packaging and worldwide shipping through a reputable UK company – please contact me if you require a quote for this. All in all a fantastic original Georgian 8 bell longcase! Condition: Generally very good antique condition. Dial is immaculate, movement has been cleaned and serviced. The case is good with nice colour, some fairly minor age related wood movement as you would expect for the age, see pictures and description for more detail., Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Features: 8-Day, Material: Mahogany

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