A rare George III mahogany longcase clock with regulator dial layout, by J. Atkinson, Gateshead.
The break-arch case features fine flame mahogany veneers to the trunk door and plinth base. The base has applied panel decoration to match the edging of the door, and the clock is raised on a moulded double skirt.
The 12 inch painted dial is the striking aspect of this clock – the background is a lovely rich mid-blue, the angles with delicate raised gilt rococo scrolls, beneath an arch painted with an oval landscape view.
The white centre has subsidiary seconds over a Roman numeral hour dial and is signed J. Atkinson, GATESHEAD, within an outer Arabic minute ring.
The four pillar rack and bell striking movement has an anchor escapement and fitted with an iron falseplate cast with the name of the dial-makers SHAW & Co..