~ Circa 1840 ~
~~ James Galloway, Leeds ~~
Fabulous Flame mahogany veneered case inlaid with brass, for an elegant statement. The mahogany has been book matched for the arch, the trunk door and panel, and for the plinth. Match veneers have also been used for the cross banding. The mahogany 1/4 columns of the trunk are also inlaid with brass. The white enamelled dial is painted with charming, slightly naive, river commerce scene complemented by spandrels painted with roses....please scroll down to see all the super pictures.
Movement is also of beautiful quality - Click the link below to see the clock running. It is of 8-day duration and strikes a bell hourly. We have cleaned and service the movement - it is in full working order. We have replaced the gut line with natural gut.
James Galloway is listed as working between 1817 and 1850 in Leeds. Leeds is a large city in Yorkshire, England.
The case is beautiful and in good condition - sumptuous flame mahogany. There are some very minor knocks and scratches which you would expect with any antique item - largest is a bruise of about 3/4". There are two shrinkage cracks in the veneer. One about 6" long on the trunk panel and a 8" long one on the top left of the plinth panel - this is usual with a veneered case and do not detract from the piece in any way. There are also some minor splits in the side of the case. There is a slither of moulding missing from the left hand bottom hood moulding which is not noticeable. A 1/2" piece of moulding has been replaced at the left corner of the arch moulding. We have remade the rear feet in mahogany to replace the damaged originals. The front feet have had some re-veneering. At some time the brass inlay at the left of the trunk panel and at the top of the trunk door have been stuck back in place - however this is hardly noticeable. There is an area of discolouration on the top left of the hood door - this is about 4" square and does not detract from the clock - see the pictures below. At the bottom left of the hood door about 1 1/2" of veneer has been replaced probably at the same time that the glass was replaced. The date does not operate. The minute and hour hands are original - we have made a seconds and date hand to replace the missing originals.
Our dial restorer has touched in the lettering and painting - the majority of the painting is original and looks superb as you can see below. We have fitted a ball and spire finial - however if your ceiling height does not permit this the clock looks great without it!
A grand and stately clock for your entrance lobby, hall or boardroom.
Dimensions: Height 97" (93" without ball and spire finial), Width 23", Depth 10 1/2"
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