Antique Longcase Mahogany Clock -

An excellent, classic London, flame mahogany, 8 day longcase clock of superior quality by Charles Howse of London, with 12" breakarch brass dial circa 1800. N.B. Charles Howse was Master of the Clockmakers Company in 1787.

LCMAH 344 - £19,850



Classic, typically "London," flame mahogany case of superior quality with keystone centred "double breakarch" top, cast brass "silk" backed fishscale side frets, Corinthian capped, brass insert, fluted hood columns with plain hood rear quarter columns, brass insert fluted trunk quarter columns, "bridge top" trunk door and typical "London" two step base, the lower shaped.

Interestingly the rich, flame mahogany, veneers are carefully chosen for the trunk door and raised base panel with the section below the trunk quarter columns chosen to create a very pleasing "fountain effect." Another rather nice touch is the moulded verticals to the front corners of the base.A very finely made case.


12" breakarch brass dial with strike/silent to arch, raised, silvered chapter ring, cast brass rococo spandrels, recessed subsidiary seconds disc, square date box, signed Charles Howse London in large script to the lower silvered dial centre. Blued cut steel hands.


Very well executed 5 pillar movement with maintaining power, strike/silent facility, superior "pin and slot" crutch to very high quality, "double brass" pendulum.Brass bound weights.


Charles Howse is recorded - apprenticed in 1750, member of the Clockmakers Company 1761- 1804, Master of the Clockmakers Company 1787. A well respected maker.

DATE - Circa 1800

HEIGHT - 90" ( 228.6 cms. )

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