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MAHOGANY LONDON LONGCASE GRANDFATHER CLOCK - Sublime quality

£8,750.00 or Best Offer 19d, £125.00 Shipping, 14-Day Returns

Seller: clockbuster (627) 100%, Location: Sheffield, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 262731658770 MAHOGANY LONDON LONGCASE GRANDFATHER CLOCK - Sublime quality It is with great pleasure that I offer this very fine London made 18th century longcase clock of the very best quality which is in amazing original condition. London clocks of this period are always of excellent quality as it was the capital city of the richest country in the world at the time.This prosperity resulted in items being made to the highest possible standards using the very best raw materials imported from all over the world . Evidence of this quality is that many of these excellent clocks are still in everyday use today - at a fraction of their true price when new. As always there were customers requiring something extra special and were willing to pay a premium for that service. This particular clock is a fine example of such a clock which uses some of the choicest timbers that I have seen.The clock is unusual in that there are canted reed brass filled columns to the base as well as the trunk and hood. The full length door has a lovely moulded flat top as opposed the the arch top door normally seen. The break arched hood is less commonly seen as it retains its original blind fret. The sides are glazed to allow the movement to be seen. This clock was made by Samuel Fish of London who is recorded as working pre 1774 and this clock would have been made circa 1770. The 8 day duration weight driven 5 pillar movement is of high quality construction and strikes the hours on a bell.It has the facility for chime silent in the arch.The 12 inch arched brass dial is particularly pleasing with a clear readout and the makers name displayed on a shaped silvered bob.The clock retains its original brass cased weights and brass strap pendulum.Even the original winding crank is present. This clock was sourced in amazing untouched but very dirty condition and what you see in the images is the result of sympathetic restoration which has resulted in a truly beautiful clock. My cabinet maker has spent almost two weeks gently cleaning the case and then giving it 3 coats of the best microcrystaline wax resulting in an outstanding ,but original,finish whilst retaining the most wonderful patina.Re polished clocks simply cannot offer this type of finish nor the depth of colour and shade. The previously filthy dirty movement has been professionally cleaned and serviced and should give many years of outstanding service. The same treatment was given to the dial which restored beautifully. There are so many clocks offered for sale which are not genuine but I offer a full money back guarantee as the the clocks authenticity . The pictures do not flatter the item and it is much better in the flesh. Prospective buyers are urged to view this clock to see how nice it really is. The overall condition is outstanding with only the odd age related mark as can be expected.The trunk door lock and escution have been replaced but again these things have to be expected in something that is 250 years old !It will delight the most discerning and demanding client. I have spent my adult life sourcing antique clocks and during that time I can count in single digits the times I have seen a London longcase of such quality. I can remember such clocks fetching circa £15000 at auction (pre restoration) and of course there is a very limited supply. At the present time this clock represents exceptional value for money . It is an impressive piece being 7ft 7 1/2inches tall ,20 inches at its widest point and 9 inches deep I would encourage interested parties to view the clock and my limited photographic skill do it no favours at all and certainly do not show the quality of the finish. My direct contact details are at the bottom of most of my listings should any interested party wish to get in touch. Domestic buyers are requested to use alternative means of payment to Pay Pal is at all possible. I will ship this clock worldwide but it will be sent by professional shipper and packed in a wooden crate.Domestic buyers are welcome to collect or arrange a courier but please be advised that this is a heavy clock and needs careful handling to prevent any damage when shipping. Should the asking price be paid in full I will deliver and set up the clock free of charge in England,Wales and the Scottish lowlands.A 12 month guarantee will be provided under these circumstances. Should a lesser offer be accepted it will be considered a trade sale with the item sold as described and with shipping the responsibility of the buyer Guesstimate shipping rates are as follows; Europe £400 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. If you have any queries then please email me at steammill@clocks17.freeserve.co.uk I may also be contacted 7 days a week between 10am and 10pm on 07860126089 International callers please dial 0044 7860 126089 Pictures sell! Auctiva Free Image Hosting.Show off your items with Auctiva's Listing Templates Auctiva, THE simple solution for eBay sellers. Condition: Beautiful original unmolested condition . Fully restored movement and dial

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