Antique Longcase Mahogany Clock -

George Woolley of Bristol.8 day, typically "Bristol" mid 19C, high quality, short door, inlaid mahogany case with ROCKING SHIP AUTOMATON to arch of painted dial.

LCMAH 375 - £5,750


Typical "Bristol" mid 19C, short door, good quality, mahogany case with triple eagle/ball fretted top, "wavy edge" to inside of hood door, flame mahogany veneers, boxwood stringing, ebony and boxwood stringing, inlaid stringing, Corinthian capped rope twist hood columns and matching trunk columns.The whole set on ogee bracket feet.


13" breakarch, "raised centre," colourful, painted dial by Wright of Birmingham with ROCKING SHIP AUTOMATON to arch, painted seashell corner spandrels, subsidiary seconds dial, "sad mouth" date aperture and blued cut steel hands.

N.B. The dialmaker, Wright of Birmingham is recorded at 386, Summer Lane1833 - 34, then at 130, Summer Lane 1835 - 45.This example, dating by style, is circa 1840 so almost certainly produced when he was at number 130.


Good quality, 8 day, 4 pillar movement with hourly ( rack ) striking.


George Woolley of Bristol. Recorded born 1797 in High Wycombe ( Buckinghamshire ) became a Bristol Burgess in 1830 was at 25, Broadmead 1820 - 71.

DATE - Circa 1840.

HEIGHT - 87.8" ( 223 cms. ) or 84" ( 213.4 cms. ) ex. Finial.

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