Dating brass dial clock
Clockmakers started using mahogany in about 1750, as it was an expensive imported wood.
Top of the line, mahogany- or walnut-cased grandfather clocks also contained expensive movements, ornamentation and attention to detail.
Majestic figured mahogany case with full length trunk door and cluster columns to the sides. Delivery and setting up of clock is free to any destination on the UK mainland. The dark bit on the left hand side of the dial is merely shade Price: £7,800CIRCA 1780.
13" Brass Tidal Dial with Rolling Moon Phases and Rare" Moon Sets At Night " " Moon Rises At Night " at top of dial. Sublime Figured Mahogany Case with full length Trunk Door.
Grandfather clocks with moon dials appeared in clocks made from 1770 through 1830.
While individual features alone are not enough to determine the age of a grandfather clock, combining different elements such as its face, hands, spandrels -- the ornamentation near the clock face -- and movement pillars can lock in its age.
An absolutely outstandingly beautiful and rare clock.
The best I have had in stock for some time Height 6'11"(211 cms) This clock will be delivered to and set up in any destination on the UK mainland free of charge. Price: £5,800CIRCA 179O 13"(33cms) Brass arch dial with subsidiary Date, Minute, Hour and Strike Silent dials and Sweep centre second hand.
Because the hands of the clock often broke and were replaced, the detail work in the spandrel offers a better option for dating the clock.By 1730, grandfather clocks with two hands began showing up in England, even though outlying villages and country regions still had clockmakers crafting clocks with only the hour hand.From 1730 through 1770, brass dials became more ornate and contained other features such as second hands, date hands and wheels.As a native Californian, artist, journalist and published author, Laurie Brenner began writing professionally in 1975.She has written for newspapers, magazines, online publications and sites.
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