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A rare Cheshire Oak & Mahogany Longcase clock by John Dumville of Alderley, Cheshire.

Small Oak case
Pretty Engraved dial
Very Original throughout
Fully prepared for sale.


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Description of the item

A most attractive local Grandfather / Longcase clock, only 6' 8" tall. Oak case with mahogany crossbanding with the most beautiful patination & colour. Brass dial with silvered chapter ring. Matted centre centre with hand engraved flowers. 8-day movement with a few eccentricities in the design. Very pretty clock. Alderley is in Cheshire.
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Information about the maker

We've done quite extensive research on this local maker, and may have identified his workshop. John Dumvile lived from 1720 to 1796, making this clock around 1770. His work iincluded longcases like this (we have pictures of 2 others) and local church clocks. We've also seen his turret clock at nearby Peover Hall. All the information we have will be complied into our normal book of 'before restoration' photos.

Dimensions & Specification

Oak case with mahogany cross banding & trimming. 8 day movement, striking the hours on a bell. It has many unusual features which gives it quite a personality. 12" brass dial with silvered chapter ring and secounds dial. Very well engraved matted entre. Original blued steel hands.
Dimensions: only 80" tall including the caddy, Max width 21.25", Max depth 10.25"
For my future research, hood 18.75, trunk 13.25, base 17.5"

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Condition Report

This one came to us unrestored and we've done or commisioned all the work ourselves. For an unrestored clock it was in quite good condition and we have and will supply an extensive photographic record prior to starting the work. All the work has been done to the highest standards and the clock is now in beautiful condition set for the next 200 years.

Cost of Restoration

Non required.

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 in the North West of England, we may be able to arrange viewing.

Local delivery & set-up is available.

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