Cheshire Grandfather Clocks


08 Major Scol A

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Description: Major Scolfield, Manchester: An incredibly majestic flame mahogany longcase clock, the eight-day movement on a broken arch brass face with rolling moon. This is a truly stunning, grand clock of outstanding quality. The swan neck hood with arched moulded cornice and rosette pateras and full fluted columns, which terminate in brass capitals. The trunk with shaped full-length door is flanked by full fluted columns, which terminate in brass capitals. The base with canted corners is inlaid with ebony and is raised on ogee bracket feet. The eight-day movement with makers name of Major Scolfield, Manchester, striking the hour has a broken arch brass face with rolling moon, subsidiary second and date dials. The dial with silvered chapter ring has its four corners adorned with cherub spandrels. The centre is lavishly engraved with flower swags and engravings of Samson and Elijah, the centre of the date dial is also adorned with an engraving of a ship. The moon has an unusual aspect in that it contains a painting of a man galloping on horse back towards a pair of gates with urns during darkness it also contains a scene depicting a cottage with a chariot racing through the sky. There are two Major Scolfields listed in ‘Lancashire Clocks and Clockmakers by Brian Loomes, which are Major Scolfield senior and junior, from the styling of the case it is believed that this particular clock is by Major Scolfield junior: · Scho(l)field, Major (junior). Salford / Manchester. Clockmaker. Born 1749, son of Major Sco(l)field (senior). Married Ann Heywood, 1784. Lived at the Flying Horse, Huntbank, where he died 23 September 1813 aged 64. Clock in Salford Museum. There are other examples of Major Scholfield’s work in ‘Brass Dial Clocks’ by Brian Loomes.
Dimensions: Height: 96 inches (244cm)
Fully restored and in excellent condition. The movement has been fully restored and is guaranteed.
Price: Price Upon Application
Status: For sale
Code: rc001a040