A Georgian mahogany 8 day longcase clock by Williams of Preston.
A Georgian mahogany 8 day longcase clock by Williams of Preston.
A Georgian mahogany 8 day longcase clock by Williams of Preston.
A Georgian mahogany 8 day longcase clock by Williams of Preston.
A Georgian mahogany 8 day longcase clock by Williams of Preston.
A Georgian mahogany 8 day longcase clock by Williams of Preston.

GILLOWS OF LANCASTER & LONDON (worked 1730-1903)

A Georgian mahogany 8 day longcase clock by Williams of Preston.

c. 1760 Preston

Offered by FJ & RD Story Clocks

£7,500 gbp
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A fine quality cuban mahogany 8 day longcase clock by John Williams of Preston, circa 1760.

The high quality case constructed of beautifully figured cuban mahogany, possibly by the cabinet makers Gillows of Lancaster.
It is documented that the Williams clockmakers of Preston did buy their cases from Gillows of Lancaster, purchasing mahogany examples in 1771 for £2 5 shillings and another at £2 and 15 shillings.

The case having a break arch pediment hood with central gilded finial, beneath unusual design reeded columns further reeded with wooden quills to the bottom and carved and gilded corinthian capitals to the top, sound frets to the arched hood door.
The long panelled and moulded trunk door flanked by quarter reeded columns.
The moulded box base with unusual curved canted corners with further reeded work to match the hood, surmounted on fine quality shaped ogee shaped bracket feet.

The unusual arched brass dial with finely matted centre and silvered Roman chapter ring surrounded by finely cast spandrels.
Revolving moonphases to the arch with painted blue background, stars and full moonphases, with painted numbered outer edge. The silvered strap to the arch signed John Williams Preston Fecit.
Fine quality sweep seconds to the dial centre, with subsidiary zones for strike silent facility and ringed calendar.

The fine quality fully restored movement of eight day duration united by four knopped pillars, with anchor escapement and striking the hours on a single bell.

Original cast iron weights and brass faced bob pendulum.

Fine quality blued steel hands of serpentine design, with long sweep centre seconds hand and matching strike silent hand.

A very fine and unusual clock of beautiful proportions and design.

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

All of our clock movements are restored by our horologist who works exclusively for us.

Our horologist is a Fellow of the British Horological Institute (FBHI), having 35 years of full time professional engagement in the repair & restoration of clocks, watches, music boxes & barometers. He was the recipient of the 1977 Worshipful Company of Clockmakers Bronze Medal.

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 longcase clocks are securely packed and comprehensive installation and maintenance instructions are included.

For more information please visit our website
www.storyclocks.co.uk
All of our clocks have been sympathetically restored and have been expertly vetted for originality and good working order. All clocks purchased from us are guaranteed for two years.

All of our clock movements are restored by our horologist who works exclusively for us.

Our horologist is a Fellow of the British Horological Institute (FBHI), having 35 years of full time professional engagement in the repair & restoration of clocks, watches, music boxes & barometers. He was the recipient of the 1977 Worshipful Company of Clockmakers Bronze Medal.
Dimensions
Height 240.00 cm (94.49 inches)
Width 50.00 cm (19.69 inches)
Depth 24.00 cm (9.45 inches)
Stock Code
Preston/18
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