Picture of the Grandfather Clock by LThomas Claire Warrington

Longcase Grandfather clock by Thomas Clare of Warrington c1760


c1760
Oak case, mahogany details
Beatifully engraved dial
Fully prepared for sale.
(Finials are optional)


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Description of the item
A very handome 18th C Northern Longcase clock that 'stands' very well. In its original (not married) nicely proportioned solid-oak case (with a 'waist') with mahogany cross-banding. Original caddy-top. Brass dial with applied chapter ring and beautifully engraved matted centre. 8-day movement with pull repeat. c1760.
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Information about the maker
There is not much published information about Thomas Clare, other than he worked around 1760 and took Samuel Clare (we guess his Son or at least a relation) as an apprentice in 1753 for 5 years and 9 months and the fee of £12.00! There is a clockmaker of the same name listed in nearby Hatton about 1740. We've seen a few examples so are surprised so little is written about him. I suspect Thomas was related to Peter Clare of Manchester fame.
Dimensions & Specification
8 day movement, striking the hours on a bell.
Brass & Silvered dial; 13" wide
Case Dimensions:
213cm tall (226cm inc finials).
Max Width 57.5cm at the hood, 39cm trunck, 48cm base.
Original Blued steel hands. Solid oak case with mahogany banding. Original glass to hood door.
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Condition Report
Fully & professionally restored ready for sale. Full photographic record of the clock prior to the work starting will be provided. The 'canted' corners to the ogee feet are unusual but are seen on other clocks by this maker so may be correct.
Cost of Restoration
Non required.
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