Longcase Clocks for Sale

Pearson c1795Masonic c1820Rogers c1780

Polished Oak English Arch Dial Longcase Clock with Moonphase signed Pearson, Halifax. c1795

Polished oak case with swan neck pediment to the hood terminating in brass patera. Single ball and spire finial to the center. Glazed hood door with brass capped straight turned columns either side. Long trunk door with shaped top and brass escutcheon to the keyhole. Trunk flanked by top brass capped plain ¼ columns. Base with applied panel on shaped plinth with bracket feet. 

Arch brass 13” dial with applied brass rococo spandrels to the corners and a moonphase to the arch with painted seascape and landscape. Silvered arch engraved with age of the moon around dial arch. Solid all silvered center section, Roman hour chapters, minute dots and Arabic minutes every 5 min. Reverse direction date dial engraved above VI with dots & Arabic numbers every 5 days with brass pointer. Dial signed Pearson, Halifax  below the XII. Gilt colour floral and scrolling decoration either side of center. Serpentine blued steel hands. 

Brass plated four pillar three wheel 30 hour movement. Countwheel striking with outside locking, striking on a top mounted bell. Anchor recoil escape, long one second pendulum. Endless chain wind system over brass pulley to a single weight. 

Baillie lists Samuel Pearson of Halifax (20m NE of Manchester), 1790 – 1814. A l.c. clock maker. Loomes in Yorkshire Clockmakers says he worked 1790 – 1822 C. He had a shop in Petticoat Lane and was at Corn-Market by 1822.

 92” high.

An American Tallcase Clock with Masonic Symbols in Cherry Case. c1820

This is an early American tallcase clock with numerous Masonic symbols depicted on the dial. 

This interesting piece has a warm and rich toned cherry wood case with swan neck pediment to the hood and walnut inlay. The case is particularly elegant because of its proportions and slender lines. The inlay adds to its esthetic value. 

The dial becomes the focal point of this clock. The arch of its painted dial is full of symbols in gold creating interest for anyone and perhaps affection from those closely connected with these metaphors. The dial has Arabic hour chapters and Arabic minutes indicated at each quarter hour. The hands are of pierced brass. There is a seconds dial below the 12 marker.

The wooden movement tells of the period after American independence when there was a shift from buying goods made in Europe to locally produced items. Brass was not readily available so enterprising inventors in Connecticut found that gears made of hardwood could be substituted for bass. This clock is a creation of that invention. The wooden movement is cord winding, weight driven and runs for 30 hours at each winding. 

The clock dates to first quarter of 19th Century.

Size 95” high by 14” wide.

Mahogany Pagoda Top Longcase Clock by Thomas Rogers, London. c1780

This is a good looking mahogany 8-day pagoda top longcase clock with three ball and spike hood finials. The case has slide off hood and fluted columns to the hood sides, the columns having brass caps and bases. The pagoda has open fret backed with red silk. The case has a long arched trunk door.
The 8-day time and strike movement has anchor escapement and inside countwheel strike control, striking the hours on a top mounted bell.
The 30cm silvered arch dial has rococo spandrels, a seconds dial and a date feature. The dial is signed Thomas Rogers, London. The case is 48cm wide and 241cm high to the top of the centre finial.
Offered at US$6,800