Antique Grandfather Tall Case Clock Braveheart William Wallace

$2,800.00

Shipping to United States: $250.00

Mahogany longcase clock with mahogany veneering, double weight driven, eight-day time and strike, Longcase clock with lunette depicting William Wallace at the battle of Stirling Bridge, Unsigned, most likely made in the region of Ayrshire, west coast of Scotland, circa 1835-1845, crafted in a style typical of that made in western Scotland up until the mid-19th century.
There is an elongated rectilinear hood with flat-top pediment and overhung convex molding. Just below the pediment the tympanum is unadorned and has an arched cornice above the arched glazed dial door with simple pull and flanked by rounded corners at the front of the hood. There are round apertures in the side of the hood for allowing the bell chiming to be emitted from inside the case. A concave molding transitions down to the trunk section with a full-length mahogany door with Gothic points at the top and the bottom of the door molding.
The case sides are chamfered ending in Lamb's tongues. A stepped molding leads down to the square, undecorated mahogany base which rests on wooden ball feet.
Dial: An arched, painted, Scottish made, iron dial with bold Roman hour chapter, bar minutes with the dial center having two subsidiary dials: continuous seconds above and a calendar ring below. Two subsidiary dials: a continuous second under twelve and a calendar ring. There are skeletonized brass matching gilt brass rococo type hands.
The four corner spandrels appear to show figures related to Scottish history, with two soldiers in armor below and figures of authority above. The dial painter is not known but this was a dial painted in Scotland.
Movement: solid brass plate movement with brass knopped pillars connecting the plates and secured with cotter pins. There is an anchor escapement, steel cut pinions, steel arbors with their brass cut gears, grooved winding drums for the weight cords and all powered by the descent of two iron weights, of eight-day duration and striking hourly on an overhead bell. There is rack and snail striking on the front plate. The seatboard is pine and original to this movement. The pendulum bob is not painted as many were but appears to be a lead bob which has made the correct marks against the inside of the backboard.
Condition: Appears to be original throughout. The dial is in very good condition and is a traditional painted dial originating in Scotland. The movement is functional.


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