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This Longcase Oak's Maker - James Arundell of Kington ( Herefordshire ) is recorded - born 1690 died 1762. There are various spellings of the surname which can be traced back into the 17C and there is speculation that it may be the anglicised version of the French "Hirondelle" - see below for further details.The family had a long connection with the metal working trades with braziers, pewterers and a gunsmith recorded. It was thought that the male line of the family died out in the late 18C but in 1788 an assistant surgeon, Thomas Arndell ( believed to be a grandson of Anthony Arndell, tallow chandler, born 1667 died 1724 ) and holding the King's commission, sailed to New South Wales with the first fleet of convicts.To celebrate the bi centenary of New South Wales, his descendant, Mrs. Marjorie Raven published a book entitled "Asst. Surgeon Thomas Arndell, the man he was."It is interesting to note that Thomas handed down the family seal - a shield bearing 3 swallows- hirondelle being Frech for swallow, leading more credence to the French ancestry speculation. James Arundell/Arundel/Arndel/Arndell ( variously spelt depending on whim, before standardisation ) is first recorded as a clockmaker in 1738, his marriage date, though it is most likely that he would have been making clocks from 1711 when he would have been 21.His known output ranged from 30 hour examples, an 8 day and the wheels of at least one church ( tower ) clock.This latter example, dating by style is circa 1735/40 - about the date of his marriage ( 1738 ).

This Longcase Oak's Movement - Good quality, 8 day, 4 pillar movement with anchor escapement and hourly ( rack ) striking on a single bell.Simple drive to penny moon in arch. - Price: £7,850

ANTIQUE Longcase Oak CLOCK - LCOAK 313

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Title LCOAK 313
 
Case Tall, well proportioned, long door, oak case with arched top having red "silk" backed fret under, "pillars attached" hood door with matching hood rear quarter columns, all set on shallow bracket feet.
Dial 12" breakarch brass dial with dolphin flanked penny moon to arch, cast brass "feathered head" spandrels, matted dial centre, engraved "starburst" to centre of subsidiary seconds dial, "early" Roman chapter ring with "floating" fleur de lys half hour markers and inner "tram lines", date box above the 6 o'clock position and signed James Arundell Kington to lower part of chapter ring. Blued cut steel hands.
Movement Good quality, 8 day, 4 pillar movement with anchor escapement and hourly ( rack ) striking on a single bell.Simple drive to penny moon in arch.
Maker James Arundell of Kington ( Herefordshire ) is recorded - born 1690 died 1762. There are various spellings of the surname which can be traced back into the 17C and there is speculation that it may be the anglicised version of the French "Hirondelle" - see below for further details.The family had a long connection with the metal working trades with braziers, pewterers and a gunsmith recorded. It was thought that the male line of the family died out in the late 18C but in 1788 an assistant surgeon, Thomas Arndell ( believed to be a grandson of Anthony Arndell, tallow chandler, born 1667 died 1724 ) and holding the King's commission, sailed to New South Wales with the first fleet of convicts.To celebrate the bi centenary of New South Wales, his descendant, Mrs. Marjorie Raven published a book entitled "Asst. Surgeon Thomas Arndell, the man he was."It is interesting to note that Thomas handed down the family seal - a shield bearing 3 swallows- hirondelle being Frech for swallow, leading more credence to the French ancestry speculation. James Arundell/Arundel/Arndel/Arndell ( variously spelt depending on whim, before standardisation ) is first recorded as a clockmaker in 1738, his marriage date, though it is most likely that he would have been making clocks from 1711 when he would have been 21.His known output ranged from 30 hour examples, an 8 day and the wheels of at least one church ( tower ) clock.This latter example, dating by style is circa 1735/40 - about the date of his marriage ( 1738 ).
Date Circa 1735.
Height 91.7" (233cm)
Price £7,850

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