Information pinned to the inside of the trunk door suggests Thomas Gilbert may have replaced the original brass dial with one of his own enamel ones. Certainly painted dials were becoming very fashionable towards the beginning of the nineteenth century. The painted dial has a pear as its central emblem and. It has a working date aperture.The movement works well and keeps good time. It is rope driven, the rope being in good condition. The hood and case are in good condition and have a beautiful rich patina. The hood has a broken arch pediment with a small central brass finial. It is supported on fluted wooden columns with brass cappings. The wood is oak and mahogany, with what appears to be ebony and boxwood stringing. The trunk is predominantly oak with some mahogany veneer and ebony and boxwood stringing. It has quarter fluted columns with brass cappings The door has a lock and key (not original).
H = 82" W = 19" D = 9.5. Overall, a lovely neat and petite longcase clock; Both lovingly kept and an ideal clock for a cottage or smaller home.