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ANTIQUE Longcase Miscellaneous Archive CLOCKS

Miscellaneous Archive woods were used for longcase cases most common "other" being softwood i.e. pine family, usually "scumbled" ( surface decorated to imitate say, mahogany ), plain black ebonised, or simply painted. Softwood carcasses were often used for lacquer clocks. Elm or oak/elm is often encountered in provincial cases, sometimes burr elm in the more "upmarket" examples ( and not just provincial ). Ebony veneer rather than ebonised is often encountered on the rarer early clocks. Yew wood is rarely encountered ( my first example being recently acquired after 23 years in the business ). Other "exotics" such as mulberry etc. are encountered but rarely.

ANTIQUE Longcase Miscellaneous Archive CLOCKS

LCMISC 105

A long door, stripped pine, late 18C, 30 hour longcase with engraved and silvered brass dial by John Wood of Stroud.

£3,250

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