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Antique, 8 day, Scottish longcase clock in a Dundee style mahogany case. Signed Alexander Carr. Circa 1820.

This is a pretty longcase in good, original condition.

Stock No:   14417

The well made, eight day duration movement with Anchor recoil escapement and rack striking the hours on a top-mounted bell.

Behind a 12" wide white dial unusually, without the use of a false dial. The arch painting shows an awaiting female figure sat by a brazier in fine clothes and with her hands in a muff. The square section of the dial has floral painted spandrel corners with a gilt border and floral insets. The main chapter area is set within a ring, divided minute track and inner Roman hour numerals. There are two subsidiary dials - the top one is showing seconds and the lower shows the calendar date. The brass winding grommets sit below the maker's signature of "Alex. Carr". All four hands are matching, the hour and minute being of pierced lattice style.

Contained in its original mahogany case with a broken swan neck pediment to the hood, flanking a brass ball-and-eagle finial. The separate pillars are reeded and have Corinthian capitals to the tops. The Cavetto throat sits over the well-figured trunk that has a full-length arched door. This has a strung and crossbanded edge and is flanked by quarter, tight barley twist pillars. The plain base has a well-figured front panel that is also strung and crossbanded and finally, the case terminates in delicate and integral splayed feet.

* I cannot find any records of this maker - perhaps he was the retailer however, this clock is definitely Dundee in style and is extremely original.

Dimensions:                  85" high x 20 1/2" wide x 9 1/2" deep.

Circa:                            1820.

Condition:                      The movement is very well made with thicker than usual wheels. It is in working
                                      condition but really does need an overhaul because it is worn and dirty. The
                                      datewheel and post have been removed as is so often the case but it is a simple
                                      matter to make and re-instate them. The dial is in exceptional and original condition
                                      with only minor surface damage and slight worn areas to the inking, it has survived
                                      well considering it's 200 years of use. The case is also very good and of a good
                                      colour.

Price:                             £2,250 in its present and working condition. Any work required by the purchaser
                                      can be discussed upon enquiry.

Antique, 8 day, Scottish longcase clock in a Dundee style mahogany case. Signed Alexander Carr. Circ
  • Antique, 8 day, Scottish longcase clock in a Dundee style mahogany case. Signed Alexander Carr. Circ
  • Antique, 8 day, Scottish longcase clock in a Dundee style mahogany case. Signed Alexander Carr. Circ
  • Antique, 8 day, Scottish longcase clock in a Dundee style mahogany case. Signed Alexander Carr. Circ
  • Antique, 8 day, Scottish longcase clock in a Dundee style mahogany case. Signed Alexander Carr. Circ
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