Oak Longcase Clock with Moonphase by Abraham of Frome
An excellent oak longcase clock with Moonphase.
The 8 day duration movement striking the hours on a bell and with an arched white dial showing seconds, date, Arabic numerals, flowers to each corner and a moonphase feature to the arch. The makers name signed to the centre of the dial and with very finely made matching blued steel hands. The mainly oak case of typical West Country design with ebony and boxwood inlay and mahogany veneers to the hood. The trunk door and base flanked by canted corners with the latter standing on bracket feet. The hood with brass capped reeded pillars and a swan neck top with brass paterae and a brass eagle finial.
Note: Moses Abraham was working in Cheap Street, Frome between 1810-23. He is recorded as employing three servants. He later moved to Bristol.
Price: £5,500 / Height: 7'3" / C.1820