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Very Grand Moon Phase Longcase Clock. J Taylor W'Hampton. Flame Mahogany. c1835

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Seller: georgella123 (2,382) 100%, Location: Yeovil, Ships to: GB, Item: 152325464696 Very Grand Moon Phase Longcase Clock. J Taylor W'Hampton. Flame Mahogany. c1835 A very large and impressive clock with fabulous flame mahogany case and painted moon-phase dial. I’m fairly certain that the maker was one Joseph Taylor who is listed as working in Wolverhampton around 1835. Stylistically this clock has all the features of large town clocks made in the midlands at this time. Wolverhampton was a wealthy town trading on its deposits of coal and iron and this clock may well have been made for an important merchant. This is a big clock and obviously designed to impress! It has a 14 inch dial with moon-phase indicator to the arch and subsidiary seconds and date indicators. The corner paintings adopt a religious theme with stylised versions of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The hemispheres below the moon show pictures of Moses and Aaron. The moon indicator has two beautifully painted moon faces and intermediate pictures of a rural scene and ship. The case is a visual feast of the choicest flame mahogany veneers and inlays with a fantastic colour and patina. The movement is of typical two train, weight driven construction, striking the hours on a bell. The component parts of this clock are all original to each other. The movement has been cleaned and serviced and everything works as it should including moon and date functions. I would describe the clock overall as being in good original condition. There is slight fading to some of the calibration on the dial but the painted pictures are clear and bright and retain excellent colour. The case has some horizontal shrinkage cracks to the front (see pictures) and some fairly minor veneer losses/ movement – the overall impression is very good though and it is certainly very sound and solid! Dimensions are: Height 102 inches (including finial), width 24 inches max, depth 10 inches. The clock is complete with weights, brass faced pendulum and winder. The trunk door lock is present but there is no key. The quoted delivery cost of £75 is for delivery and setup within 300 miles of BA22 (Somerset). Delivery is arranged at your convenience and normally within a week of purchase. All in all a lovely example of the grandest style of longcase clock demanded by the urban architects of the English industrial revolution. Condition: Fully working including moon and date. Dial has minor fading, case has usual defects commensurate with age - see pictures and description for details., Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Sub-Type: Grandfather, Material: Mahogany, Type: Longcase/ Grandfather Clock, Features: 8-Day

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