Picture of the Grandfather Clock by Richards of Uttoxeter

Very attractive Painted Dial clock by Robert Richards of Uttoxeter c1830

Oak case with Mahogany trims
8-day Movement
Very original
Excellent Colour & Patination
Fully prepared for sale.


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Description of the item
An really attractive, totally original Longcase / Grandfather clock at an excellent price. Dating to c1830, the clock has been prepared to the highest standards and is ready to start its new life. Good colour (better than in the photos) and excellent patination. Guaranteed all original. All fully prepared with photographic record.
A very attractive clock in the flesh.
Detail of the dial signature
Detail of the villa painted in the arch
Information about the maker
Robert Richards was a 'Clock, watch and movement' maker, working from the High Street in Uttoxeter (Staffordshire). The known dates are 1834 to 1844 but I think this clock was made a couple of years before that. The fact he was a movement maker is interesting, as most were buying in more 'mass' produced movements by then. A couple of other clocks signed by him are known.
Dimensions & Specification
8 day movement, striking the hours on a bell. 14" Painted dial by W Francis of Birmingham (1808-1833). Typical 'Uttoxeter' made case - oak with mahogany banding and box wood stringing. Totally original throughout.
Dims: 227cm tall. Max width 58cm. Max depth 26cm
Original brass hands.
Close-up detail of the dial arch
Detail of the flower decoaration to the corners
Condition Report
Fully & professionally restored ready for sale. Dial and movement professionally overhauled. The whole clock was in good order, requiring only light restoration.
Full photographic record of the clock prior to the work starting will be provided..
Additional Information

The dial is of excellent quality - better than normally found at this period. We've not seen the unusual painting in the arch before. It depicts a pagoda style villa. We've not been able to identify the scene. Please get in touch if you think you know where it may be.
The original brass hands
Excellent quality restored movement
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