For sale is this antique late 19th century longcase clock set in a solid oak case with highly detailed carvings and features. The clock movement has an enamelled white face with makers details enscribed. The movement offers an 8 day cycle. The bell will ring on the half hour once and on the hour for the number of hours of the day. Two minutes past the hour of the day the bell cycle will repeat itself for the number of hours of the day. The movement is in excellent condition having been professionally serviced and keeps excellent time.
The case is constructed from solid European oak that has been assembled with timber peg joinery a technique used since the 16th century. The hood of the clock offers access to the movement from each side. The clock has been photograph working as you will see the pendulum swinging across the glass window. A very nice decorative piece that will offer a great look to your home.
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The Patina is rated at 8.5 (please read our following explanation of this number)
The dimensions of this piece at its widest, deepest and highest points are as follows :-
Width .......... 58cms Depth .......... 28cms Height .......... 240cms
Many antiques have been inherited, passed down or onsold over the years and have therefore been subject to varying levels of care and have quite often been moved to different locations... This passage of time has led to each individual piece developing what is known as a "Patina".... In terms of antique furniture :- "Patina is EVERYTHING that happens to an object over the course of time... The nick in the leg of a table, the scratch on a table top, the loss of moisture in the paint, the crazing of a finish, the gentle wear patterns on the edges of a piece, the shrinkage in the timber, and even the fiddly lock and key... All these things add up to create a softer look with subtle colour changes, a "character" or "personality"... Patina is built from all these effects both natural and man-made and combine to create a true antique". It is virtually impossible to describe in full the patination of an antique piece of furniture...It is impossible to describe and photograph every nick, dent, scratch, shrinkage line, craze or wear pattern on an antique item but we will always attempt to describe and photograph anything that may be of concern to some buyers....What some people see as patination is seen by others as flawed.... It is for this reason that we urge you to inspect any piece that you are considering and if you are unable to do so we urge you to ask as many questions as is necessary to satisfy yourself as to the condition of the subject piece before you commit to buy.. You will find in all our descriptions that we allot each item a patina rating from 1 to 10... Any item that scores 5 and under will mean that the item is in need of major restoration.. A rating of 6 or 7 means that the item may need some minor restoration... A rating of 8 means that the piece is in excellent condition for its age while 9 and above is a superior antique.
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