A fine quality figured walnut longcase clock by William Allam.
A fine quality figured walnut longcase clock by William Allam.
A fine quality figured walnut longcase clock by William Allam.
A fine quality figured walnut longcase clock by William Allam.
A fine quality figured walnut longcase clock by William Allam.
A fine quality figured walnut longcase clock by William Allam.

A fine quality figured walnut longcase clock by William Allam.

c. 1760 London

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A fine quality figured walnut longcase clock by William Allam of London c.1760

The high quality case veneered in beautifully figured walnut, with a solid oak carcass. The unusual pagoda topped hood with the three original cast brass finials, below canted stop fluted corners. The hood sides with glazed viewing windows. The razor edge moulded long trunk door with finely patinated veneers. Raised panel to the base with London style double plinth. The finish and colour of the case is superb being in fine original condition, with wonderful patination.

The 12" square brass dial with separate silvered brass chapter ring, matted centre, subsidiary sunken seconds ring, square date aperture and signed to the centre on a silvered cartouche for William Allam London. Finely cast brass spandrels to the corners with the original gilding.

The high quality movement is of eight day duration, the plates united by five knopped pillars, anchor escapement and strikes the hours on a single bell. The movement is of exceptional quality and made to a very high level with details and features only used by the best makers of the period.

The original brass cased lead weights and brass bob pendulum with steel strap

Finely fretted and wrought blued steel hands.

All of our clocks and barometers have been sympathetically restored and have been expertly vetted for originality and good working order. All longcase clocks, bracket clocks, wall clocks and barometers purchased from us are guaranteed for two years.

Delivery and installation of our longcase clocks is carried out free of charge within the U.K. For overseas customers a fully insured door to door service is provided by our regular couriers, please contact us for a specific quotation. All clocks are securely packed and comprehensive installation and maintenance instructions are included.
Professionally overhauled by our FBHI horologist, with 2 year mechanical guarantee.
Listed in Britten's - William Allam was Free of the Clockmakers Company in 1743. Working alone at the beginning of his career at St Georges, Westminster and then at Fleet Street from 1770 -1780. He entered a partnership in 1780 - 1783 with Stacey (Fleet Street) and then with Clements in 1783 - 1795 (119 Bond Street) until forming a partnership with Caithness until 1809 (119 Bond Street). Examples of his work are exhibited at the Guildhall Museum and a bracket clock illustrated in Cecinsky & Webster)
Dimensions
Height 92.00 inch (233.68 cm)
Width 19.00 inch (48.26 cm)
Depth 9.50 inch (24.13 cm)
Stock Code
Allam/16
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