Picture of the Grandfather Clock by Thomas Gaskell, Knutsford
8-day Longcase Clock by Thomas Gaskell, Knutsford

8-day Longcase Clock by Thomas Gaskell, Knutsford








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Description of the item


An attractive painted dial 8-day longcase clock by this popular local maker. Acquired from a private home in Warrington, the clock has now been fully restored to the highest standard and ready for it's new home.

14" painted dial with bird and floral decoration. Rack-striking 8-day movement fully overhauled. Well patinated oak case with mahogany details and a carved swan-neck pediment. 'Ogee' bracket feet. Height 7'2" exc. finial.
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Information about the maker


The Gaskill/Gaskell family made clocks in Knutsford from 1784-1828. We estimate this clock was made during around 1790.
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Condition Report


In really great condition, sympathetically and professionally restored throughout. We have many photographs of the clock before restoration which will be supplied to the new owner.

The pediment had been 'improved', probably during the Victorian Period. It has been properly replaced using another Gaskell stock as the model. The dial retains its original ground and has been restored by Robert Loomes in Stamford.

The seconds hand and date indicator are good quality and appropriate replacements (and in need were replaced after these photos were taken).

The dial, movement and case are all original to each other (ie not 'married').

Cost of Restoration


Non required

What to do next


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If you live near to Cheshire, we may be able to bring the item to your home for you to examine-it and see it in situ.

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