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A Welsh eight day flame mahogany longcase clock with painted dial and phases-of-the-moon, made by David Herbert, Aberystwith circa 1840.

A very attractive typically Welsh Longcase clock.

Stock No:   14043

The eight day duration four pillar movement with Anchor Recoil escapement and rack striking the hours on a bell.

Behind a 12" white dial with black Roman numerals, minute ring with triangular hour markings, subsidiary seconds dial and drop-mouth calendar aperture below the centre, Signed with the maker's name "D(avid) Herbert (of) Aberystwith" below the calendar.The calendar edge, numeral surround and corner edges having gold leaf applications and the corners depicting colourful rose floral designs. The arch bearing the state of the moon lunar calendar and the hemispheres, unusually having sunken globes and a Dove with olive branch in gold leaf in each. The moon disc in particularly good condition having the usual man-in-the-moon paintings abridged by a small sailing boat with a cottage scene conversely. Also having matching pierced and punch-decorated brass hands.

Contained in an extremely well detailed flame mahogany case with swan necked pediment and centre urn finial, two opposing full barley twist hood pillars and half pillars to the door. A convex moulding to the trunk throat above a flame panel flanked by nicely moulded scrolls. Above a separating cavetto moulding supported by full and opposing barley twist three quarter pillars flanking the good, wavy top, flame mahogany door. Above a further applied panel and flat pillar supports terminating in a double cavetto base moulding. The full and again, flame mahogany base, having canted front corners for most way and all stood upon the original ogee bracket feet.

* David Herbert of Aberystwith is recorded as working 1815 to 1865 in Great Darkgate Street. The quality of the case of this clock is exceptional and is practically untouched. Not many Welsh clocks have survived in original condition and once restored, this piece will look absolutely fabulous. All the date and moon work has also survived and is working, the dial is worn but again, untouched.

Dimensions:                  90" high (without finial) x 23 1/2" wide x 11" deep.

Condition:                     Original and untouched, awaiting restoration.

Circa:                            1840.

Price:                             £4,500.00. fully restored.

Investment forecast:     8  (please refer to our 'Buying for Investment' page for explanation)

Welsh mahogany longcase clock by David Herbert of Aberystwith circa 1840.
  • Welsh mahogany longcase clock by David Herbert of Aberystwith circa 1840.
  • Welsh mahogany longcase clock by David Herbert of Aberystwith circa 1840.
  • Welsh mahogany longcase clock by David Herbert of Aberystwith circa 1840.
  • Welsh mahogany longcase clock by David Herbert of Aberystwith circa 1840.
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