Small oak longcase clock signed Suggate, Halesworth.
Small oak longcase clock signed Suggate, Halesworth.
Small oak longcase clock signed Suggate, Halesworth.
Small oak longcase clock signed Suggate, Halesworth.
Small oak longcase clock signed Suggate, Halesworth.
Small oak longcase clock signed Suggate, Halesworth.
Small oak longcase clock signed Suggate, Halesworth.
Small oak longcase clock signed Suggate, Halesworth.
Small oak longcase clock signed Suggate, Halesworth.

Small oak longcase clock signed Suggate, Halesworth.

1820 Halesworth Suffolk.

Offered by Neill Robinson Blaxill F.B.H.I.

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Eight day movement with a painted iron dial with a raised convex centre. The four spandrels are decorated with cornucopia whilst the pastoral scene in the break-arch also depicts agricultural abundance and wellbeing. The dial, like many of this period was made in Birmingham; this one is signed Hughes & Walker. The dials were produced with a cast iron false-plate, which were pinned onto the back. These allowed a clockmaker in a different part of the country to fit the dial to one of his clocks with greater ease in lining up the various holes and without the risk of having to drill holes into the dial itself to reposition a dial foot.
The pretty quarter sawn oak case is shorter than usual and has some nice features such as the fluted quadrants on the trunk with cast brass capitals and bases. The fluting then continues through to the columns of the hood and finally to the three pedestals which frame the piecrust fret. The pie-crust fret is a typically feature of East Anglia and the South East, with the pedestals sometimes drilled to take three matching finials; though these have never previously had any fitted.
The back of a longcase clock is often quite rough looking and often just held in place by a series of triangular glue blocks, however the crack in the centre of this pine back board must have been deemed too unsightly or unsound and has had a patch fitted courtesy of an Irish newspaper. The date of the paper is pleasing and shows how the pendulum has rubbed for the one hundred and twenty-five odd years.
Fully restored with a two year guarantee.
Dimensions
Height 198.00 cm (77.95 inches)
Width 47.00 cm (18.50 inches)
Depth 24.00 cm (9.45 inches)
Neill Robinson Blaxill F.B.H.I.

Neill Robinson Blaxill F.B.H.I.
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