Clockwise is located in Gloucester, United Kingdom
Gorgeous Eight Day Irish Longcase Clock Mid Nineteenth Century
REF: ILC11 / LA357153
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This is a gorgeous mahogany nineteenth-century Irish longcase clock in superb condition with the dial, movement, and case all having just benefitted from the restoration. The arched hood encloses a painted 12-inch Roman numeralled dial with subsidiary seconds and is signed with the maker's name, Joseph Williams of Londonderry which dates the clock to around 1850. The arched paneled door with its original working lock and key sits between chamfered angles and the moulded base stands on an original plinth. The eight-day anchor escapement with rack wheel striking on a beautifully loud and sonorous gong is in excellent condition and the clock stands 201cms high. This clock comes with my standard two-year guarantee and as with all my clocks delivery and set-up can be arranged. Joseph Williams worked from Ship Quay Street in Londonderry from the 1840s and he was a retailer and maker of fine watches, chronometers, and clocks as well as sextants, compasses, and telescopes. A copy of one of his press adverts survives and a copy of this will come with the clock.
Clockwise has clarified that the Gorgeous Eight Day Irish Longcase Clock Mid Nineteenth Century (LA357153) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1850
Rather than trusting a courier of any sort I unreservedly recommend collection or I can deliver regionally/nationally. All antique clocks require delicate handling and specific setting up so it is far better for a dealer to meet a client and talk them through the process, or set the clock up for them, rather than leave the client struggling at the other end on their own.
This Gorgeous Eight Day Irish Longcase Clock Mid Nineteenth Century is located in Gloucester, United Kingdom