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1806/18: Anonymous: an attractive and small walnut "Grandmother" LONGCASE CLOCK in full working order. The 18th century eight-day movement with its brass "chapter-ring and spandrels" dial, strikes hours on a bell, whilst the later (probably mid 20th century) case is of the highest quality with carved fretwork to the hood; long trunk door with book-matched and quartered walnut veneers and glass lenticle leading to the traditional double-plinth base. 6ft 4ins (193cms) high. c.1780

clock, Grandmother, longase, walnut


1761/18: A rare and completely original 18th century "Grandmother" longcase clock in full working order. The case is of chinoiserie lacquer decorated oak, with square hood; short door and plinth base. The 8-day movement strikes hours on a bell with 2 very heavy weights. Signed: ""Bilby Dorling, St. Edmunds, Bury" (Bury St Edmunds today). It winds counter-clockwise due to an extra wheel in both trains, thus allowing the clock to run for a full 8 days despite such a short 'drop'. Just 57ins (144cms) high. *Bilby Dorling (1736-1780) apparently only one other clock survives by this maker c.1760

18thcentury, clock, Grandmother, longase


1649/18: THOMAS SIMSON of HERTFORD: a good quality late 18th century mahogany LONGCASE CLOCK in fine condition and in perfect working order. Typical of good London "provincial clocks of the period, the splendid case has brass-inlaid columns to the hood and trunk; long trunk door and panelled base with double plinth. The 8-day movement strikes hours on a bell with "Strike/Silent" control in the arch and date wheel. 84ins (213cms) high. *Thomas Simson was apprenticed in 1766 and worked in Hertford from 1775-1795. c.1780

18thcentury, clock, longase, mahogany