CFA 6291 - 8 Day Longcase Griffith (Carnarvon)
An imposing 19th century satinwood inlaid oak cased painted arch dial striking 8 day longcase clock with rocking ship by John Griffith, Carnarvon.
The well painted 14" arched dial has a rocking ship automaton in the arch which rocks backwards and forwards to the ticking of the clock. There is a painted seascape with castle either side the galleon ship above a white painted chapter ring with Roman numerals with seconds hand and date wheel showing through an arch shaped aperture and a pair of winding holes, fretted brass hands and painted corner castle spandrels. The mahogany hood has a rosewood cross-banded swan neck pediment and turned roundels over a pair of turned and barley twist pillars either side a mahogany door with wooden knob. The trunk has a satinwood blind fretwork panel with bird of paradise centre piece over a wavy top door, rosewood cross-banded and inlaid with similar bird of paradise, brass escutcheon and working lock and key. Either side the door are a pair of half turned barley twist pilasters over a raised cross-banded panel, over a pair of bracket feet.
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Dimensions: Height: 7'9" Width: 1'9"