A good mid 18th century oak and walnut cross-banded striking 8 day square brass dial longcase clock by William Parks, Wolverhampton (West Midlands 1766-1775).
The 12" square brass dial has four cast corner spandrels, a raised brass chapter ring with the makers details in script, a finely matted centre with engraved birds over an engraved and chamfered date aperture with working date wheel behind. There is also a seconds hand and an engraved sunburst design seconds chapter ring above the centre of the dial. The tall slim oak case has a flat top hood with blind fretwork frieze over a pair of integral turned door pilasters either side of the cross-banded door. The walnut cross-banded trunk has a walnut inlaid trunk door with original brass escutcheon and working lock and key over a square cross-banded base on short bracket feet.
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Dimensions: Height: 7'0" Width: 1'6"