An unsigned tall case clock of Scottish origin, Glasgow.
This is a very pretty mahogany case tall clock of Scottish origin. This case form was produced in the UK for many years. The round dial format, often called a "Drum Head" was first introduced in England in the 1760s. The first examples featured sheet brass dials and very conservative cases. This example represents the mature form. This version was produced in quantity is Scotland cities such as Glagow after 1840. Glasgow is located on the West coast of Scotland.
This fine example exhibits the fully developed form. This includes excellent mahogany wood selections that are incorporated throughout it's construction. The case stands proudly on four pad feet that are applied to a broad base molding. The base section features an inset panel. The panel is wonderfully figured. The frame is substantial. The waist section is long and tapers towards the bonnet. This tapering accentuates the narrow proportions. It is also considered a later design feature. This is also true of the half rounded molding that terminates in a decorative capital. This is applied the the case. The waist door is fancifully shaped and is convex in form. The wood chosen to veneer this section is outstanding. The door is trimmed at both the top and bottom with decorative three dimensional moldings. These terminate with applied finials. The bonnet follows the form of the circular dial. It is decorated with applied moldings and carvings. The addition of this decorative feature sets this model apart from the more reserved and early forms. The bonnet door opens to an twelve inch circular painted dial. This dial is formatted with Roman numeral hour markers. A subsidiary seconds dial is located inside the time track above the center arbor. The movement is brass. It is a time and strike design, striking the hour on a bell. It is good quality.
This pretty clock was made circa 1845 and measures 6 feet 8 inches tall. It is 21 inches wide and 10 inches deep at the feet.
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