AN UNUSUAL, LATE 19TH CENTURY, LONGCASE CLOCK IN WALNUT ENGRAVED WILLIAM HARRIS

GBP 6,800.00

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Object Description

An unusual longcase clock in a fine but very retrained walnut frame and a hooded top. The name William Harris engraved on the plate. Harris was active in the second and third quarters of the 18th century in London. The whole of the mechanism has been exchanged in the late 19th century for a very fine, complicated Westminster Whittington chime, including quarters. The whole having been stripped down and totally rebuilt.

Object Literature

About five London clockmakers by the name of William Harris in the record books. From the style of the case this one is around 1760/1775.
The chime is Westminster/Whittington. Westminster quarters (originally called Cambridge quarters), was written in 1793 for a new clock in St Mary the Great in Cambridge and came into use in domestic clocks after the Great Clock at Westminster (Big Ben) was commissioned.

Object Condition

Excellent

All of our Clocks have been cleaned, assembled, lubricated & tested and kept on test for seven days. They all carry a no quibble, one-year guarantee.

Object Details

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Dealer Location

Barnwell Manor
Barnwell
Peterborough
Northamptonshire PE8 5PJ
United Kingdom