Longcase Clock by Denton of Hull
An early painted dial longcase clock with an exceptionally high quality case.
The 8 day duration movement striking the hours on a bell. The painted arched white dial showing seconds, date, blued steel hands and with beautifully painted corners with flowers, foliage and raised gold work. The arch with an open pink rose, foliage and further gold work. The makers name painted to the centre of the dial surrounded by Roman numerals and Arabic minutes. The very high quality case with exceptional flame mahogany veneer to both the trunk door and base. The trunk also with reeded canted corners and ivory escutcheon to the trunk door lock. The panelled base with rosewood crossbanding and bracket feet. The hood with Corinthian Capitals to the reeded pillars and further rosewood crossbanding to the hood door. The inlaid pagoda top with two brass finials.
Note: A very well known maker in the East Riding area. He was married to Elizabeth Cayley in 1781 and worked in Silver Street. A prolific maker of longcase clocks. There is a Fusee Wall Clock by this maker in the Castle Museum, York.
Price: £8,750 / Height: 7'5" / C.1780