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Mahogany Eight Day Rolling Moon Longcase Clock by Ar Winstanley, Wigan

This is a beautiful inlaid mahogany rolling moon long case clock. It has an eight-day movement on a broken arch painted face with rolling moon.

If we start with the hood, this has swan necks with arched moulded cornice and super brass pateras. To the centre of the swan necks is a wonderful central pediment which has delicately carved droplets. The hood door is flanked by 'book end' columns, which have been nicely inlaid with diamonds. To the rear of the hood are straight back slats. The hood door is also inlaid with stringing and above the hood door are some detailed inlays, which set the hood off beautifully.

Moving down to the trunk, the shaped door cross has the most stunning flame mahogany and is then flanked by detailed inlays. Just below the door is a lovely inlaid applied panel. There is also a lovely shield shape inlaid into the key hole. The door is complete with a fully working lock and key.

The base has a lovely central flame of mahogany with is framed in inlay there is then a further wonderful shaped inlay around this. The front corner to the base is also nicely chamfered. The base is raised on ogee bracket feet.

The eight-day movement with makers name of 'Ar Winstanley, Wigan, is rack striking and chimes out the hours on a single bell. It also has a broken arch painted face with rolling moon, subsidiary second and date dials. The four corners are beautifully adorned with fruits which have the most exquisite green background and the rolling moon is beautifully painted with a gallon and a lovely country scene incorporating a windmill. The centre of the dial is adorned with two exotic birds. Overall, the dial is incredibly well painted with much attention to detail.

There is one Alexander Winstanley of Wigan listed in ‘Lancashire Clocks and Clockmakers by Brian Loomes' :

'Winstanley, Alexander. Wigan. Clockmaker.
Working there by 1800. At Wallgate in 1822.
Wife, Margaret, died 1809 aged 63.'

Height: Approximately 89 ¼ inches (226.5cm)
Condition: Fully restored and in excellent condition.
Price: Price Upon Application
Contact: 01829 733028
Ref: a102