Oak Longcase/Grandfather Clock by Shepley of Stockport with Moonphase
A very good example of North Country Clockmaking.
The 8 day duration movement striking the hours on a bell and with a brass bobbed pendulum and cast iron weights. The square dial with a silvered brass chapter ring, seconds, date and moonphase feature to the centre. Also with brass spandrels to the corners, engraved matted centre and original blued steel hands. The well proportioned oak case with walnut crossbanding to both trunk and base and standing on four ogee feet. The hood with separate plain oak pillars, wooden capitals, caddy top and blind fretwork above the dial.
Note: John Shepley was obviously quite an accomplished and inventive maker as shown by the complicated striking mechanism within this particular clock. He was working in the latter half of the 17th century and died in 1750.
Price: £7,250 / Height: 7'5" / C.1745