Dating painted dial grandfather clocks
It has a 30 hour birdcage movement that strikes the hours on An 18th Century and later Dutch marquetry longcase clock, the replacement 12" square brass dial with decorative corner cherubic spandrels with subsidiary seconds dial and date aperture, the silvered chapter ring bearing signature "Jer.
Chiswell, Fecit", over an elaborately and profusely inlaid trunk door, detailed with an urn and a bird amongst flowers and foliage and inset with a glass bullseye lenticle, height 207cm.
Dating Antique Clocks can be an exact science providing you have the right reference books and the proper experience.
Thought to have been first pioneered by English clockmaker William Clement (1638-1704), the longcase clock was renowned for its precision and impeccable accuracy.
Like knowing when certain features were introduced or certain materials became available.
A few simple things that can point you in the right direction and at the correct period for your antique wall clock, advertising clock or bracket clock.
The beveled glass trunk door and matching base panel have beautifully executed lacquer panels , each depicting bucolic and court scenes in high relief. A superb George III Mahogany and Inlaid Longcase Clock by Lott Barwise of Cockermouth with a swan neck pediment and gilt paterae above verre eglomise panels above the arched door enclosing the painted dial with 8-day, two train, hour striking movement, centre date hand and moon phase above flanked by fluted columns above a blind fretwork frieze.
Outstanding quality antique carved oak brass face longcase clock, [ H Lough Penirth ] the blind fret cornice above a square glazed hood flanked by columns with a quality carved case door and carved plank base standing on shaped bracket feet,the signed brass dial with a brass chapter ring roman hours and arabic outer minutes,date aperture,the single trian movement striking on a bell working order Fantastic colour and condition 19" x 10" x 75" high Internal Ref: 708 Dimensions Height = 191 cm (75"Description Good quality mahogany cased George III solid mahogany long case clock having an arched brass and silvered dial with an unusual portrait with animated rocking eyes. The trunk has a long arched crossbanded door also flanked by fluted and stop fluted columns, the base panel also crossbanded and the whole raised on oge A Scottish painted pedestal longcase clock, the circular 12.5inch gilt dial inscribed ' Robt.