An excellent English early George III, 8 day, mahogany longcase clock by Robert Allam, London. The 5 pillar rack striking movement of extremely good quality, with a rare sweep date hand. The hood consisting of a pagoda with fretwork sounding apertures and brass finials, above a broken arch mould and door below opening to reveal the elegant and intricately made dial, with floral spandrels spandrels, strike/silent selector to the top, matted centre section, silvered dial and subordinate seconds dial, rare sweep date hand, blued steel fretwork hands, twin winding holes and makers cartouche to lower centre inscribed 'Robert Allam, London', bordered by reeded columns with one third inlaid brass. The trunk with broken arched flame mahogany door over a base with raised centre panel terminating in a double plinth with pad feet.Robert Allam is listed in Baillie's Clock Makers of the World as an eminent clock and also a watch maker. The movement particularly is of excellent quality and the whole clock appears to be in very good near original condition.
Excellent. The movement has been fully cleaned and overhauled; the case has been cleaned and waxed minor repairs, other old small restorations.
From a private collector in the West Country
English, George III, circa 1760. Robert Allam is listed in Baillie’s Clock Makers of the World as working after 1731, and also a member of the Clockmakers Company from 1742-1765