Antique Longcase Mahogany Clock -

An excellent, late 18C, 8 day, brass dial, long door, flame mahogany longcase clock with swan neck pediment, deadbeat escapement, wood rod pendulum, MOONPHASES, universal tidal dial and pull hour repeating movement by John Grindall of Dumfries.Exceptional in all departments.

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Exceptional late 18C long door flame mahogany case with brass eagle/ball centred swan neck pediment, having dentil mouldings under,.Hand carved 'flower head' paterae, fluted hood columns with matching trunk quarter columns, the fluting repeated in the canted corners to the base.

Ogee throat moulding with dentils above and Chippendale influenced blind fret under.Shaped top to long trunk door.Raised base panel.Ogee bracket feet.Very good cabinetwork, very good colour.Exceptional.


13" breakarch brass dial with moonphases and universal tidal indicator to arch with John Grindall Dumfries engraved to 'rainbow' at top of arch.Cast brass rococo spandrels, exquisitely engraved and silvered dial centre with subsidiary seconds dial and square date box.

Silvered chapter and date rings.Blued cut steel box.A rare and desirable feature.Blued cut steel hands.


Very well executed 4 knopped pillar movement having hourly ( rack ) striking and deadbeat escapement.Runs happily and sweetly on a pair of half sized brass bound weights. Pull hour repeat.Wood rod pendulum.


John Grindall of Dumfies. Recorded 1755 - 92.Watch and Clockmaker. N.B. I always try to buy clocks by this maker when they become available as I really like his workmanship.

DATE - Circa 1780.

HEIGHT - 91.3" ( 232 cms. ) or 87.8" ( 223 cms. ) ex. finial.

Allan Smith Antique Clocks

Specialising in antique longcase moonphase clocks with extensive showroom in Swindon, Wiltshire

Amity Cottage, 162 Beechcroft Road, Upper Stratton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 7QE

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