18th Century Long Case Clock Dial By James Wilson

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Seller: sammatgeo (214) 100%, Location: Weston-super-Mare, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 283192255155 This clock has the name John Fernall of Wrexham in very faded writing on the dial. In Baillie’s “Clock makers of the World” this maker was known to be working in 1780. The dial is original and untouched and belongs to its movement. Everything seems to be working and the clock is now up and running. The dial is made byJames Wilson, who as many will know , made some lovely painted dials. The painted pictures of birds are typical of his work.(plenty of information about him on the internet The movement comes with weights and brass faced pendulum.( not in photos) I purchased the clock several years ago and it has simply been stored ever since- which is pretty pointless. Better in someone’s living room or hall where this early painted face clock can be appreciated. The case is oak-and stands about 7’3” tall. The base is 18.5 “ In width. The hood door still has the original wavy glass. Amazingly the dentil mouldings have all remained unbroken and in great condition. The hood never had finials nor brass paterae on the swan neck pediment. For a piece of furniture to be in this condition after nearly 240 years is pretty good going. There is a split in the front of the base which can be seen in the pictures. It is to be expected but I need to be accurate in the description. I have also noticed the door is slightly “cupped” and therefore there is a gap at the bottom when the door is closed. However you can see this in the photo. The trunk door never had a lock but retains its brass knob. As I have stated in another listing, I am downsizing a large collection of long case clocks. Now seems an excellent time to buy these clocks though not so great when you are selling. I started collecting back in the seventies. Clocks were far more expensive then. There are plenty of later clocks for sale. Far fewer are the first phase painted dials of the eighteenth century. The starting bid is the reserve. Cash on collection please. Any queries welcomed come and view.

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