English mahogany longcase clock, William Ward

By Gude & Meis Antique Clocks


All Furniture: Clocks
Place of Origin: London, United Kingdom
Material: Brass, Mahogany
Depth: 27 cm
Width: 55 cm
Height: 262 cm
Condition: Very good
Period: Late 18th Century
Date of manufacture: Ca. 1770
Creator: William Ward London

Contact info

Gude & Meis Antique Clocks

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 60
1017 DH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

W: http://www.gudemeis.com/

The story

8-day movement with hour striking on bell, fine mahogany case with pagoda top.

The brass dial is signed William Ward London and has an applied silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals. Besides the seperate seconds hand there is a hand in the arch for turning the striking on or off. The corners and arch is adourned by foliate pierced brass spandrels.

The weight driven movement needs to be wound once a week (8-day). The hours are fully struck on a bell.

The case is a fine example of furniture craftmanship and made of well figured mahogany of fine colour. The hood is of the the 'pagoda' type and is surmounted by three ball finials. Above the breack arch moulding there is foliate pierced frets to let the sound of the bell through. The straight trunk and long door add to the chic appearance.