The flat topped hood has a fret, long side windows, barley twist columns with turned wood capitals and a convex throat moulding beneath.
The 42” long trunk door has an applied ½ round edging mould and the base sits on bun feet. There is a chevron border to the door and base and the sides are set into panels.
The excellent 8-day movement has 4 finely turned and latched pillars, anchor escapement, good wheelwork and strikes the hours on a bell via an inside countwheel.
The 10” dial has winged cherub head corner spandrels, fine hands, ringed winding holes, a date aperture, and is signed below VI – Samuel Gascoigne, London.
Samuel Gascoigne was born in 1655 and was apprenticed in March 1669 to Arthur Dove after whose death was transferred to Robert Seignior until 1676. He was free of the clockmakers company in April 1676 and took on as apprentices Richard Gascoigne, his brother in July 1676, Henry Osmonde in July 1681 and Matthew Nightingale in April 1686.
He died in 1698. He was known for watches and longcase clocks.
Height: 771/2″ (195cms)