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Antique Eight Day Longcase / Grandfather Clock by King, Alnwick
This is a wonderful 8-Day oak longcase clock which is in superb condition and is in perfect working order. The dial is the most superb arched Wilson dial .
If we start with the hood, this has swan necks, which have lovely brass pateras. Lovely turned columns which terminate in gilded capitals flank the hood door. The door also has a very pretty little brass knob. There are straight back slates with a nicely reeded edge. The hood sides have slits which are lined in green blue silk to allow the sound of the bell to attenuate from the hood.
If we then move down to the trunk this has a lovely full length shaped. Either side of the door has been nicely chamfered and inlaid.
The base is then raised on pretty little bracket feet.
The dial which is the most exquisite Wilson dial has the makers name of King, ALNWICK. The four corners adorned with beautiful Gesso work whilst the arch contains a beautifully painted spray of flowers surrounded in Gesso work.The dial also has the most wonderful fretted fingers.
There is one King of Alnwick listed in 'Clockmakers of Northumberland and Durham by Keith Bates':
'King, Thomas. B. 1744-1824d. Alnwick
C & W. in Narrowgate. He married Margaret Rutherford who had issue Maryille who died Oct. 1794. Married Jane Todd 1797 and Elizabeth Dixon 1798. Paid 5/- for Alnwick Militia 1783. Ref. A.P.R., a, 1795 B. & B. Reid lists 3 l.c. clocks. Watch in G.H.M. dated 1773'.
The movement is 8 day duration and is rack striking on a bell.
Height: Approximate height is 85 ¾ inches (218cm).
Condition: Fully restored and in excellent condition.
Price: Price Upon Application
Contact: 01829 733028