Picture of the Grandfather Clock by Sharman Melton
John Sharman, Melton

John Sharman, Melton

c1830, 12" Dial

Restored Oak Case
Rosewood & Mahogany Trims
Attractive painted dial
Good working order

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Description of the item

This is a friendly little 'cottage' grandfather / longcase clock. It has a pretty painted face, and is only approx 6' 7" tall. The oak case is has mahogany and rosewood trims.

The movement is a '30 hour' which is designed to be wound every day. (You simply open the door and pull down on the chain). It strikes the hours on a loud bell. The movement can be modified to stop the striking.
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Information about the maker

The clock was made by John Sharman of Melton Mowbrey who is recorded as working between 1800 and 1835. We estimate he made this clock around 1830.

Condition Report

In really great condition. The case has been repolished and is very clean and complete. The dial is in excellent condition. The movement is in good working order. We haven't overhauled-it as it appears to have been done recently.

Cost of Restoration

To be agreed

What to do next

If you'd like to buy this clock, or would like some more information or reassurance, please Contact Us about this Item.
If you live near to Cheshire, we are happy to bring the item to the Knutsford shop for you to examine in detail.

We buy and sell Antique Clocks & Barometers in Cheshire, Greater Manchester & Derbyshire. We always have a good choice of Longcase (Grandfather) / Bracket / School (English Dial) Clocks