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Antique Rolling Moon Oak & Mahogany Longcase Grandfather Clock FLETCHER CHESTER

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Seller: cgfclocks (1,907) 100%, Location: Cheshire, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 381549077520 Antique Oak & Mahogany Rolling Moon Longcase Clock by Robert Fletcher, Chester At Cheshire Grandfather Clocks we hold one of the largest selections of Antique longcase clocks in the UK. PLEASE VIEW OUR EBAY SHOP FOR THE OTHER CLOCKS & ANTIQUES WE HAVE LISTED : IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VIEW THE CLOCK OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL US ON 01829 733028 DESCRIPTION: This is a wonderful Rolling Moon Oak and Mahogany long case clock, with an eight-day movement on an arch painted dial. The clock is made by Robert Fletcher of Chester. If we start with the hood, this has swan necks which are finished with decorative brass pateras and to the centre is a pretty pediment. Reeded square columns which have been nicely inlaid with stringing, flank the hood door. To the rear of the hood are straight back slats which have a carved detail to the edge. The hood door is mahogany veneered and above the door is nicely inlaid with stringing. Moving down to the trunk, the door is shaped and cross banded in mahogany and is flanked by square reeded columns. The trunk door has a lovely shaped top and is cross banded with mahogany. The door is flanked by square reeded columns which have been detailed with stringing inlays and below the columns is further inlaid with stringing. Above the door is a mahogany section inlaid with stringing which sets it off nicely. Below the door is a panel which is edges in shaped moulding. The base has canted corners which are inlaid with stringing and has a circular of oak which is framed in stringing, this is then surrounded with mahogany veneer. It is then raised on ogee bracket feet. The eight-day movement with makers name of 'Robt Fletcher, Chester', is rack striking and chimes out the hours on a single bell. It also has an arched painted dial and subsidiary second dial and date aperture. The dial is set out with Roman numerals. The four corners are adorned with painted and gilded flowers whilst the centre of the dial has two further beutifully painted flowers. The arch contains the moon disk which is beautifully adorned with a a galleon, a lovely scene with a swan and two moons. There are two 'R. Fletcher, Chester' listed in ‘Clockmakers of Cheshire by Keith Appleby' who were in fact father and son as this clock dates to circa 1820 this clock is by Robert Fletcher Junior: 'FLETCHER Robert CHESTER Clock & Watchmaker.Granted Freedom in 1800. Died in 1842. See Articles, Chester Chronicle 1808, 1836 and Cheshire Sheaf 10,562. Longcase clock illustrated in Cescinsky & Webster. Made mechanism for Eaton Hall clock, home of Duke of Westminster'. DIMENSIONS: The approximate MAXIMUM dimensions are: - 90.25 inches (229.5 cm) high - 24 inches (61 cm) across the widest part of the hood - 17.75 inches (45 cm) across the trunk - 22.75 inches (58 cm) across the widest part of the base As can be seen from these dimension this is a clock of lovely proportions. CONDITION: The clock is in wonderful condition. The movement is stunningly clean and is in perfect working order having recently been professionally cleaned and serviced. This wonderful Rolling moon clock by a highly renowned maker and would make a super addition to any home, so happy bidding. Payment: Please ensure that we receive payment within 2 days of the close of auction. Payment methods listed. For collection in person, cash on collection. Please email any other questions before bidding and only bid if you are serious about buying. Collection / Delivery: Buyer to collect from Tarporley, Cheshire. There is a possibility of local delivery please contact us on 01829 733028. If you are unable to collect you are welcome to arrange a courier. The Courier Group on 07985 320618 Or Mark Woodrow on 07525 761169 can provide a courier quote. Please note all courier costs to be paid directly by buyer. Unless prior arrangements have been made all items to be collected within 14 days. If you have any further queries do not hesitate to contact me on 01829 733028. Ref: Fletcher R of CHESTER2 Powered by eBay Turbo Lister Condition: Please see photographs and description. The clock is in wonderful condition. The movement is stunningly clean and is in perfect working order having recently been professionally cleaned and serviced., Type: Longcase/ Grandfather Clock, Features: 8-Day, Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Sub-Type: Grandfather, Style/ Origin/ Theme: Victorian, Material: Mahogany, Condition: Used

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