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Attractive oak longcase clock by George Honeybone of Fairford c.1850.

£495.00 or Best Offer Unsold

Seller: doubletriggerracing (630) 100%, Location: Tonbridge, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 182601671353 Very Attractive oak longcase clock by famous maker George Honeybone of Fairford c. 1850 REDUCED BY £200 to £495! This clock is a genuine antique 30 hour longcase clock. The movement is of superior construction with thick brass plates, 4 thick brass pillars, and chain drive. 30 hour clocks only take 10 seconds to wind each day and are best positioned on a wall close to an activity performed each day such as opening a curtain or blind. It has just had an oil service and bees wax polish.George Honeybone came from a family of over 100 years and 4 generations of clockmakers in Fairford, Gloucestershire. He was born in 1810 the son of Richard Honeybone. George worked in Fairford from 1838 to 1868 and this clock dates from c.1850. The Fairford History Society states: " Honeybone clocks are now much sought after today, particularly in the Cotswolds as they represent fine examples of local craftsmanship and a link to Fairford's past". To see a full account of the history including pictures and a family tree search " Fairford History Society : The Honeybones of Fairford".This clock is particularly attractive, with a painted dial showing rural scenes, glazed hood with old glass, swan neck pediment above with brass finial. Lead weight and period brass pendulum. The trunk door has a working lock and key, and overall the case has good patina and has been recently bees waxed.The size would fit most modern or period properties, the Height is 82" to the top of the finial, Depth 9.5", and Width 19.5".This clock is running at my home near Tonbridge in Kent and can be viewed there. I am prepared to deliver and install the clock for a modest charge please message me to confirm a price.This clock is a superior 30 hour clock by a well known and documented maker. It is listed at a bargain price, reduced by £200. You are most welcome to view before purchasing. Payment by PayPal or cash on collection, please message me for a delivery and installation quote. Condition: Very good overall condition, just received a full oil service and bees wax polish, usual marks of an antique over 160 years old.

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