Antique Georgian Longcase Clock - Thomas Fowle, East Grinstead c.1780s

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Seller: shamrock1921 (699) 100%, Location: Ipswich, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 264200893427 A George III period English longcase clock of 30-hour duration. Housed in a quality oak case of slender stature with a moulded plinth base, long trunk door and glass viewing windows to the sides of the hood. The petite proportions of the clock make it ideal for any setting, being not too large or overpowering for the modern home. Unusually, this clock retains its original hand blown glass to the hood windows. The unmistakable undulating surface with tiny bubbles is a rare survivor these days, being at least 230 years old! The arched dial is hand painted with its original steel hands and is signed Thos Fowle East Grinstead. There is also a very unusual feature of this dial which I have never seen before...have a look closely and you will see a little fly carefully meandering across! Maker / History: Thomas Fowle of East Grinstead, East Sussex, is recorded as being born in 1746, married in 1771 and died in 1808. He is noted as a seller of clocks and watches in the 1780s/90s when this clock would have been made. Condition: Sold as not working, for restoration or repairs only. Original weight is included, however, a pendulum is NOT included as it is missing. While the case is structurally sound there are some pieces of moulding missing (see pictures) areas that need re-gluing on the hood, surface marks and the odd old woodworm hole here and there (not active). The clock will now require a full overhaul to bring it back to working order. It will make a fine timepiece once fully restored, please note the aforementioned before placing a bid. Measurements: Height: 79" / 201cm Width of base: 18.5" / 47cm Depth of base: 9.5" / 24cm Due to size and fragility, item is to be collected in person. Alternatively, you are welcome to arrange your own courier. Any questions please do ask. Age: Late 18th century, Sub-Type: Grandfather, Type: Longcase/ Grandfather Clock, Material: Oak, Style/ Origin/ Theme: Georgian, Clock Type: Longcase/ Grandfather Clock, Features: 30-Hour

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