A mid 18th century oak longcase clock with 8 day movement
James Somerve d.1746
Having a 12 1/2" square brass dial with silvered chapter, Roman hours and Arabic minutes, seconds dial and date aperture, the center engraved with birds and scrollwork, gilt brass 'four seasons' spandrels; the twin barrel movement striking the hours on a bell; the caddie top hood with griffin cresting, large wooden ball finial surmounts, stopped fretwork frieze above ebonised gilt capped ionic columns and side glasses, the long door with marquetry inlay above a crossbanded base raised on bracket feet, the whole with ebony and boxwood stringing and burrwood banding. With pendulum, weights and winder.
- This clock is approximately 238cm (94 inches) high