Edward Barlow C.1725 -30


Ref No 582
A very fine and early walnut moondial longcase clock by Edward Barlow, Oldham (Lancs) C.1725-30.

Price: £12,500.00

The arch topped hood has a beautiful blind fret, free standing turned pillars with gilded capitals and arched side windows. A long shaped topped trunk door has book matched veneer with crossbanding and a chevron border and the similar base sits on small feet. All the sides are laid into panels.

The 8-day movement has four beautifully turned pillars, excellent wheel and metal work, anchor escapement and strikes the hours on a bell via an inside countwheel.

The fine 12″ dial has brass corner and arch spandrels, ringed winding holes, a date aperture surrounded by foliage engraving and a seconds dial. In the arch is a moon dial surrounded by exquisite foliage engraving, a moons age aperture and a silvered signature plaque.

Edward Barlow Oldham was born in 1699 and died in 1776. The son of Henry and father of Benjamin and William (both clockmakers) he is frequently mentioned repairing the church clock and chimes, a prominent member of the community he was a borough councillor and surveyor of highways.

Height: 89″ (226cms)

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