Richard Richardson C.1745-50

ASTON (CHESHIRE)

Ref No 312
 
A very unusual oak and walnut three-train, quarter chiming longcase clock by Richard Richardson, Aston (Cheshire) C.1745-50.

Price: £11,850.00

The hood has an arched top with a fret beneath, and a glazed door flanked by free standing turned pillars. 1/4 columns flank a long shaped top trunk door and the base has a raised panel and sits on a small apron. This fine case is extensively crossbanded in walnut and was obviously made by a competent cabinetmaker, perhaps working in a nearby town. The substantial 8-day movement has 6 finely turned pillars and plays the 1/4`s on 6 bells and strikes the hours on one.

A very distinctive 13 1/2 ” brass dial is used on this clock. Its features include: 1) Early starry moon dial 2) Decorative brass figures in the moon humps 3) Four season spandrels 4) Spandrels flanking the seconds dial 5) Numbered silvered and engraved inserts to the winding holes 6) Unusual ?? hour markers.

Height: 90″ (229cms)

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