Devonshire Longcase Clock by Long of Tiverton
An excellent Devonshire mahogany longcase clock with rare Hunting scene to the arch.
The 8 day duration movement striking the hours on a bell and with an arched white dial displaying a Roman chapter ring, seconds, date, jumping foxes to the corners and the rare scene of a Huntsman and Foxhounds chasing a fox. The flame mahogany veneered case with boxwood and ebony inlay throughout and the trunk door flanked by spiral columns with brass Doric capitals. The hood also with Doric capitals and spiral columns and topped with a crested pediment with three brass finials. The base with similar veneers and inlay and large ogee shaped feet to the front of the clock.
Note: John Long of Tiverton was born on 10th March 1821. He established a business in Bampton Street, Tiverton in 1842. He was listed as a Goldsmith, Jeweller and watch and clockmaker and unusually an inventor. He died at Bradninch on 23rd October 1887. This particular clock features a Huntsman and is Foxhounds to the arch. This clock was almost certainly made for a member of the local Hunting community.
Price: £5,500 / Height: 7'5" / C.1845