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Antique Rolling Moon Longcase / Grandfather Clock by Edward Jones, Holywell

This is a beautiful Mahogany and Rosewood longcase 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 molded cornice and super turned pateras. The hood door is flanked by full turned columns. To the rear of the hood are straight back slats. Above the hood door has been nicely cross banded in Rosewood which sets the hood off beautifully.

Moving down to the trunk, the door has shaped peaks to the top. The door is nicely inlaid with Rosewood and is then flanked by half turned columns. Above and below the door are lovely frames of Rosewood. There is also a lovely diamond inlaid into the key hole.

The base has lovely frame inlay of Rosewood. The base is nicely shaped to the feet.

The eight-day movement with makers name of 'Edward Jones, Holywell 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 delicate paintings of the flowers with a wonderful pale blue background. The rolling moon is beautifully painted with a gallon and a lovely country scene incorporating cattle which is most unusual.

There is one Edward Jones, Holywell listed in 'Wales Clocks & Clockmakers by William Linnard':

'JONES, Edward

Holywell, High Street 1822-74 (directories). Longcase clock, white dial mid-19th century at Leeswood Hall, near Mold'.

The movement has recently been cleaned and serviced and is all fully working including the date and moon phase, the movement is lovely and clean as can be seen from the photographs. The case is in lovely condition just minor marks commensurate with age.

Height: Approximate height is 90 inches (230 cm).

Condition: Fully restored and in excellent condition.

Price: Price Upon Application

Contact: 01829 733028

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