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Lovely Regency or William IV bracket clock, Norfolk interest, Marsh of Diss

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Seller: hoscarcat (311) 100%, Location: London, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263795089661 This clock was, I think, the very first item I bought on ebay! It came from Abbey Antiques in Herefordshire and I bought it at auction. I bought it because it is quite small for a bracket clock, and it had a Norfolk connection. It's late Regency or William IV (in my opinion, but I'm not an expert), dating to, I would estimate, 1830 to 1840. There is maker's name "MARSH" and a place name "DISS" painted on the dial. There was a clockmaker called William Marsh of Diss and Shoreditch in London, but I haven't done any thorough research into him. Overall, this is a very nice, plain, country clockmaker's clock wherein its charm lies. It was perhaps made for a modest rectory or a family in trade. The clock is made of or veneered with rosewood, I am almost certain. It might be another exotic wood. But again, please look carefully at the photographs and form your own conclusion. Again, I'm not sure how much is solid rosewood and how much is veneered. But is is all original. I can see no maker's marks on the mechanism. I had the clock thoroughly overhauled when I bought it by a gentleman in Kent and the clock works well. It will run for 7 days on one wind. Size: 13 inches high by 9 inches wide Condition: Overall in very good condition. A few problems are outlined below. All are visible in the photographs so please look carefully. -There is slight dent in the inner brass ring. - And there are nibbles in the enamel around the hole for the winding key. - there are losses to the enamel on the extreme outer rim at 'IX; and between 'XII' and 'I'.- there is a small loss to the enamel just in from 'II'- On the top of the clock there are slight cracks in the veneer, but the veneer is flat and looks as if it has not been re-stuck or replaced. - A screw in the small brass lock at the back which gives access to the mechanism is loose. The lock works but the key is bent so it is fiddly to lock and unlock. In fact, I have never bothered to lock the the back panel. I'm selling because we need the space. I hope someone will buy this who has connections to Norfolk. Delivery: You can either collect it, or it may be possible to deliver it as we visit Norfolk regularly. If this proves to be the case we would ask for a contribution toward the petrol of £20. Age: Antique, Pre-1900

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