This is superb quality antique George III oak inlaid mahogany grandfather clock, circa 1780 constructed by Richard Wright who worked in Witham, Essex during 1779 to 1786 (according to Baillie, G.H. Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World). It has an 8 day mechanism in working order which keeps good time. The clock features the original moon dial painted phase, striking movement, seconds hand and calendar dial. The clock boasts double ¼ columns to the hood, an original painted arch and a central finial. The face is original and shows the superb brass work with double globes and original ¼ spandrels. The long case features a mellow flame mahogany oval insert surrounded by cross banding and string ebony and satinwood inlay. The door lock features a diamond satinwood insert around the original working key. The base of the clock mirrors the oval design of the long case trunk. The corners of the base are inlaid with satinwood stringing and features splayed feet with a shaped apron.
This grandfather clock would have been made when money was no object with the finest mahogany from the British colonies for a wealthy client. It would make an imposing statement in any hallway or dining room. This item would compliment any home so don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
External height with brass finial 247.5cm / 8’ 1½” /
External height without brass finial 234.5cm / 7’ 8¼” /
External width 58cm / 1’ 10¾” /
External depth 24.5cm / 9¾” /
Dial diameter 31.5cm / 12¼” /
Door Height 59cm / 1’ 11¼”
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