Four of our typical "Longcase" clocks. Prices ranging from approx. 2,500 to 7,000 pounds sterling. The text indicates low (L), medium (M) or high (H) within this band. Click on each clock below to view a larger image.
John Stone, Aylesbury
David King, Montrose
Charles Edward Gillett, Manchester
James Field, Hemel Hempstead
(L) A painted dial 30 hour oak cased longcase by John Stone (Junior) who was working 1789-1842. The movement is chain-driven and has continual striking on a bell, the dial has fan decorated corners and Arabic numerals. The plain oak case has fluted hood columns and a flat-topped hood. 76 in. tall overall.
(M) A painted dial 8 day longcase by David King (Baillie lists him as working 1821-51) in a high quality mahogany case with flame mahogany door and base and inlaid with boxwood stringing. The dial corners are painted with daffodils and the arch depicts women bleaching their washing in the sun. The trunk of the case has spiral turned quarter columns and the case is of typical Scots East Coast style. 84 in. tall overall.
M) A brass dial 8 day longcase by Charles E. Gillett of Market Lane Manchester (1722-1800). The oak and mahogany case has a well turned top finial with matching spiral turning on the hood columns and carved wooden paterae to the swan necks. The panel above the dial is faux eglomisee, the movement has internal countwheel striking utilising the great wheel as the countwheel. The brass dial is engraved with birds and scrolls to the centre. 89 in.tall overall.
(H) A good quality 8 day longcase by James Field reputed to have come from Gaddesden Place at Water End. James Field was born in 1708, married in 1743 and moved to Dunstable the same year. This clock was made c1785 and was signed as Hempstead presumably because he had worked there and it was destined for the house there. He died in 1799 and was succeeded by his sons James II and Daniel. The clock has a good 5 pillar movement with silvered brass dial and is contained in a fine London type mahogany case with flame mahogany door and base. The hood has a cresting with triple ball and spire finials. 88 in.tall overall.