Item sold on 2018-01-17 - Shipped on 2018-01-19
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From the Georgian period about 1820, this marvelous grandfather or long case clock has a hand painted dial depicting the four seasons and the "Farmer's Arms" with agricultural implements and the motto, "Speed the Plough."
Hand made in Scotland, the dial is signed "David Aitken of Carnwath." Located between Edinburgh and Glasgow, the ancient one street village has a ruined castle. This historic clock would have been custom made for a wealthy farmer who was proud of his rural heritage, without an aristocratic family crest.
The restored finish is in excellent condition on the mahogany case, preserving a few mars at the edges and some shrinkage separations from age, see photos. Brass mounts and fluted columns are authentic.
Professionally cleaned and oiled, the original brass movement keeps accurate time for a week on a winding. A bell strike counts the hours on this antique clock. There is crackling and wear to the original fine hand painting on the iron plate dial. Brass hands are hand engraved.
Measurements are 19" wide, 9' deep and 86" tall.
This clock needs to be "set up" when delivered - weights and pendulum attached and the case leveled. Most of our customers can do this as we walk them through the fairly simple steps by phone. The process is not very difficult, and it is also nice to know how to do this again whenever the clock needs to be moved for cleaning, painting or whatever. A few customers prefer to hire a local clockmaker at their own expense to make a house-call and set up the clock, which is usually not very expensive, depending on your location.
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