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Scottish George III Period Mahogany Eight Day Striking Longcase Clock. James Howden, Edingburgh. Circa 1780

Scottish George III Period Mahogany Eight Day Striking Longcase Clock. James Howden, Edingburgh. Circa 1780

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 A Scottish George III Period Mahogany Eight Day Striking Longcase ClockScottish George III Period Mahogany Eight Day Striking Longcase Clock. James Howden, Edingburgh. Circa 1780
 
Description: In my experience Scottish longcase clocks from the late 18th Century, leading into the early 19th Century, are mostly finely made pieces of furniture and this clock is a prime example of that testament. With its fine proportions, majestic in their quality, but not with the tall dominance of their London compatriots, it really holds itself above lesser quality clocks. As you can see, its veneers are richly figured with the wonderful deep reds and yellow hues fine reflecting the light that quality mahogany from this period can produce. The dial is as good as any London, set out in the traditional style with a date aperture to the matted centre, fine silvered chapter ring and the smart convex signature cartouche to the arch. When I first joined the company back in 1994 we had a similar clock, by Miller of Edinburgh, in stock. I fell in love with its small proportions and style, especially the blind fret work to elegant swanneck pediment, that I now always try and keep one of these wonderful clocks in stock. They are very attractive and with their smaller size, are easy to accommodate in the home. The movement has been fully overhauled, it runs for eight days, keeps good time and strikes the hours on a lovely bright toned bell. 85" (216 cm.) High, excluding finial
Stock number: S197V
Price: 6,200
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