An elegant Scottish longcase clock by Howden of Edinburgh
The 8 day duration movement strikes the hours on a bell and has a round silvered brass dial showing Roman numerals, Arabic minutes, seconds, date and unusual arrow shaped matching blued steel hands. The makers name and place of work is shown to the centre of the dial. James & William Howden, Edinburgh.
The excellent quality mahogany veneered case has well figured fiddleback veneers to both the trunk door and base. Cross banded mahogany veneers is also a feature used throughout the case along with reeded quarter columns with wooden capitals and a full length trunk door. The base has small bracket feet which are typical of this area of Scotland and the period. The hood has a lockable glazed brass bezel and a plain broken arch top.
A very desirable and popular style of longcase clock.
Note: James Howden Snr who was working from 1764-1809 passed on a very successful business to his sons James and William in 1809. The business was located at 3 Hunter Square, Edinburgh. James had trained as a Watchmaker and William as a Jeweller and Silversmith. Both were trained in London.
Price: £7,250 / Height: 6'7" / C.1810