An 18th century oak and mahogany 8 day longcase clock, with rare moon date dial aperture in dial
David Collier, Gatley.
Having a signed 13" brass dial with silvered chapter, Roman hours and Arabic minutes, the engraved centre with secondary date and moon date aperture, applied scrollwork spandrels; the two train movement rack striking the hours on a bell; moulded cornice with three ball finial surmounts, hand pained panel above twin tapering columns, the long door with cross-banded edge flanked by quarter pilasters, base with inlaid panel, raised on a separate carved and moulded plinth. With weights, pendulum and winder and a copy of 'Clocks' magazine April 1988, within which is an article about the maker. 201cm (79 1/2 inches) high without plinth