A 19th century mahogany 8-day longcase clock Scales of Kendal.
Lot 505
A 19th century mahogany painted dial 8-day longcase clock Scales, Kendal.
£800 - 1,200
US$ 1,300 - 2,000
Lot Details
A 19th century mahogany painted dial 8-day longcase clock
Scales, Kendal.
Having a 14" break arch painted dial with Roman hours, seconds and date dials, signed 'Scales, Kendal', the arch decorated with a domestic scene of a lute player and child; the twin train weight driven movement rack striking on a bell; the hood with broken swan neck pediment with fluted urn finial, above ring turned columns, the trunk with a crossbanded shaped top door flanked by ring turned pillars, the base with inlaid edge, lacking feet. Sold with pendulum, key, winder and two weights. 214cm (88 inches) high

Footnotes

  • Loomes 'Clockmakers and watchmakers of the World' 21st century edition lists the Scales family as clockmakers in Kendal throughout the 19th century. Thomas Scales, Finkle Street, Kendal. Born 1825, Active 1852-79 is possibly the most likely maker of this clock.
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