EGYPTIAN REVIVAL MAHOGANY LONGCASE GRANDFATHER CLOCK - Wieland London
EGYPTIAN REVIVAL MAHOGANY LONGCASE GRANDFATHER CLOCK - Wieland London
EGYPTIAN REVIVAL MAHOGANY LONGCASE GRANDFATHER CLOCK - Wieland London
EGYPTIAN REVIVAL MAHOGANY LONGCASE GRANDFATHER CLOCK - Wieland London
EGYPTIAN REVIVAL MAHOGANY LONGCASE GRANDFATHER CLOCK - Wieland London
EGYPTIAN REVIVAL MAHOGANY LONGCASE GRANDFATHER CLOCK - Wieland London
EGYPTIAN REVIVAL MAHOGANY LONGCASE GRANDFATHER CLOCK - Wieland London
EGYPTIAN REVIVAL MAHOGANY LONGCASE GRANDFATHER CLOCK - Wieland London
EGYPTIAN REVIVAL MAHOGANY LONGCASE GRANDFATHER CLOCK - Wieland London
EGYPTIAN REVIVAL MAHOGANY LONGCASE GRANDFATHER CLOCK - Wieland London
EGYPTIAN REVIVAL MAHOGANY LONGCASE GRANDFATHER CLOCK - Wieland London

EGYPTIAN REVIVAL MAHOGANY LONGCASE GRANDFATHER CLOCK - Wieland London

c. 1800 London

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It is with great pleasure that I offer this very fine London made longcase clock of the very best quality which is in beautiful original condition.
London clocks of this period are always of excellent quality as it was the capital city of the richest country in the world at the time.This prosperity resulted in items being made to the highest possible standards using the very best raw materials imported from all over the world . Evidence of this quality is that many of these excellent clocks are still in everyday use today - at a fraction of their true price when new.
As always there were customers requiring something extra special and were willing to pay a premium for that service.
This clock is very unusual in its style which is based on the Egyptian style which was popular in the Regency period and has still popular with designers today













Enthusiasm for the artistic style of Ancient Egypt is generally attributed to the excitement over Napoleon's conquest of Egypt and, in Britain, to Admiral Nelson's defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of the Nile in 1798. Napoleon took a scientific expedition with him to Egypt. Publication of the expedition's work, the Description de l'Égypte, began in 1809 and came out in a series though 1826, inspiring everything from sofas with Sphinxes for legs, to tea sets painted with the pyramids. It was the popularity of the style that was new, Egyptianizing works of art had appeared in scattered European settings from the time of the Renaissance.

The Egyptian Gallery, a private room in the Duchess Street home of connoisseur Thomas Hope to display his Egyptian antiquities, and illustrated in engravings from his meticulous line drawings in his book,Household Furniture and Interior Decoration (1807), were a prime source for the Regency style in British furnishings. The book inspired a generation of fashionable English homeowners to install parlor suites featuring chairs, tables and sofas in shapes that evoked the objects depicted on Egyptian tomb paintings.]

Later discoveries prompted small further revivals


This particular clock is a fine example of such a clock which uses choice timbers of outstanding grain and colour. Of course it is the use of Egyptian influence that elevates this clock to the next level.
Please study the images to study the quality and note beautifully patinated gilded bronze mounts depicting Pharaohs heads,lions feet and cluster columns.
The top of the clock is mounted a gilded carved sphinx and the block beneath it has brass banding.
The sides are glazed to allow the movement to be seen.
This clock was made by the Wieland dynasty of clockmakers , probably John who is recorded as working in London from 1799-1820s.
The 8 day duration weight driven 5 pillar movement is of high quality construction and strikes the hours on a bell.The 12 inch convex painted dial has a typical brass sight ring affixed to the hood.The clock retains its original brass cased weights and brass strap pendulum.The winding crank is present.
This clock was sourced in untouched but very dirty condition and what you see in the images is the result of sympathetic restoration which has resulted in a truly beautiful clock.
My cabinet maker has spent almost a week gently cleaning the case and then giving it 3 coats of the best microcrystaline wax resulting in an outstanding ,but original,finish whilst retaining the most wonderful patina.Re polished clocks simply cannot offer this type of finish nor the depth of colour and shade.
The pictures do not flatter the item and it is much better in the flesh.
Prospective buyers are urged to view this clock to see how nice it really is.
The overall condition is outstanding with only the odd age related mark as can be expected. At the present time this clock represents exceptional value for money .
It is a small piece by London standards being 7ft 7 1/2 inches tall to the top of the Sphinx (6 ft 9 in ) to the top of the arched hood)19 1/2,20 inches at its widest point and 9 1/2 inches deep.The centre of the trunk is only 14 1/2 inches wide.
I would encourage interested parties to view the clock
My direct contact details are at the bottom of most of my listings should any interested party wish to get in touch.
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requested to use alternative means of payment to Pay Pal is at all possible.
If the asking price is paid in full I will deliver ,set up and provide a 12 months guarantee free of charge in the UK.
Should a lesser offer be accepted it will be considered a trade sale with the item sold as described with shipping the responsibility of the buyer
I will ship this clock worldwide .
Guesstimate shipping rates areas follows;
Europe £350
USA £600
Asia and Australia £800

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