Rare Thomas Chippendale Cuban Mahogany Longcase Clock 1770. All Hand Finely Detailed Carving shell Floral design to the fron door Reeded Inlayed corinthian columns Running down the side of the case incorporating a chinese fretwork design Rococo Design to the Breackarche hood With With Matching Carved corinthian Reeded Tapered columns with pagoda top where the finial sits Unusual Solid Wood Side Viewing Doors. Silvered 13 inch Moonphase arched Dial which reads following sentiments: Time flies swift redeem it Man, For why thy days are but a span. And here I serve with all my might to tell the hours both day and night.
Then for example take by me and serve thy God as I serve thee. And in about eight days O man... Your help require or I must stand. So in such wise on God you must for help and aid for ever trustoriginal gilded hands with insects on them makers Thos Whipp Rochdale which was around this period of time.Chippendale always used local makers for his clock cases 8 Day anchor escapement movment 4 knobbley pillars striking on a original bell on the hour the amount of hours original weights and bell. Measures Height 254cm Depth 26 cm width 49 cm. This item is in the category "Collectables\Decorative Collectables\Clocks\Grandfather Clocks".
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