Georgian Longcase Clock by Newman of Camberwell, London
An excellent example of London Clockmaking with highly figured mahogany cabinetwork.
The five pillar 8 day duration movement with anchor escapement and striking the hours on a bell. The dial is of the later silvered brass design featuring Roman numerals, Arabic minutes, seconds, date, matching blued steel hands and a strike/silent facility to the arch. Also elaborately engraved with flowers, swags, foliage and the makers name and place of work.
The elegant mahogany cabinet with a shaped double plinth and well chosen flame veneered mahogany to the trunk door and base. The trunk also with reeded canted corners with brass inlay and the hood with separate brass capped and brass inlaid pillars below a broken arch top with finely cut sound frets to the sides.
Note: There is a Robert Newman listed as working from the late 18th century in Clerkenwell, this is quite possibly the same man.
Price: £11,500 / Height: 7'2½" / C.1795