Circa 1775-1780
Clock # 4326
Price: $ 8,000

THIS IS A SCOTTISH LONG CASE FLOOR CLOCK MADE BY ALEXANDER FERGUSON IN DUNDEE, SCOTLAND, CIRCA 1775-1780 (LISTED IN BAILLIE’S AS 1777). THE CASE IS MADE OF MAHOGANY SOLIDS AND VENEERS.

THE BONNET HAS A DOMED TOP WITH 3 BRASS FINIALS (REPLACEMENTS) ON TOP. THERE IS A FULL COLUMN WITH BRASS CAPS AND BASES ON EACH SIDE OF THE HOOD. THE HOOD SIDES ARE SOLID.

THE DIAL IS ARCHED AND HAS A BRASS BACK PLATE WITH A SILVERED CHAPTER RING WITH ENGRAVED ROMAN NUMERALS AND OUTSIDE ARABIC 5 MINUTE MARKS. THERE IS A SILVERED SECONDS BITS AND A CALENDAR WINDOW. THERE IS A SILVERED ENGRAVED BOSS IN THE ARCH OF THE DIAL “ALESr FERGUSON, DUNDEE” WITH BRANCH LIKE SPANDRELS ON EITHER SIDE OF THE BOSS. THERE ARE ALSO CORNER SPANDRELS IN A MATCHING DESIGN.

THE TRUNK OF THE CLOCK HAS A DOMED TOP DOOR, AND HAS BEAUTIFULLY GRAINED MAHOGANY.

THE BASE SITS FLAT ON THE FLOOR WITH A MOULDING AROUND IT.

THE 8 DAY BRASS MOVEMENT IS DRIVEN BY 2 CAST WEIGHT AND STRIKES THE HOURS ON A BELL.

H- 89” x W- 20” x D- 10”


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