1860 English Grand Father Clock
$1,800 Ht 6’ 10” W 20” D 10” Dial 12 ¼”
This 8-Day, English-made antique Grand Father (tall-case) clock dated from about 1860. It has matching brass hands of the period, a seconds hand and date ring. It has a dial with all four corners and arched top painted with country scenes. The wood is mixed with some oak, some mahogany and with inlay. It has a burl walnut door, swan –neck pediments and turned pillars. It is weight driven using two cast iron weights. It strikes the hours on a bell. It has been fully restored, recently oiled and is in great running order.
In dating the clock, the following helped me:-
Bottom of front plate, outside: “George House. . .Nov 16, 1864”
Bottom front plate, inside: “J. Robertson1/1/1899”. This is probably the date of some later work.
It has an intermediate plate between movement and dial; “Finnemore and Son”.