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Description: Mossley, Neath
A wonderful mahogany eight-day longcase clock. The movement is eight-day on a superbly painted arched dial and is of the most wonderful petite proportions.
The hood with a frilly cresting is adorned with three lovely brass finials. The hood door is inlaid with ebony stringing and chequer board inlay and is flanked by superbly reeded columns which terminate in brass capital. The hood door is also has a very pretty filled edge.
Moving down to the trunk, there is a full-length door which again is beautifully inlaid with ebony and boxwood stringing. The door is flanked by chamfered sides.
The base, which again is superbly inlaid with ebony and boxwood stringing, is raised on ogee bracket feet.
The eight-day movement with makerís name of Mossley, Neath striking the hour has an arched painted face, subsidiary second and aperture. The four corners are adorned with very finely painted galleons. The arch is also magnificent with a superb painting of a galleon and castle, which is edged in gold leaf. Overall the dial is stunning.
There is one Mossley, Neath listed in ĎWales Clock and & Clockmakers by William Linnardí:
- MOSSLEY, Jacob Neath. Wind St, 1822; New St 1844-52 (directories). Probably son of Jacob Mossley of Swansea. Several clocks recorded, one example of which is shown in this book Page 88. Longcase clock in Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagans.
Height: 87 inches (221 cm)
Fully restored and in excellent condition. The movement has been fully restored and is guaranteed.
Price Upon Application
Status: For Sale
Contact: 01829 733028