Mahogany Longcase Clock by John Harvey of Weymouth.
This attractive longcase clock of 8 day duration is weight driven with a 5 pillar striking movement striking the hours to a bell. Featuring a 12” painted break-arch dial featuring a portrait of a lady to the arch with strawberries and raised gilt gesso corners, roman and arabic numerals with seconds subsidary dial and fine original blued steel hands.
A typical high quality London style longcase (Original to the clock) with beautiful choice veneers to the break arch case door, featuring reeded columns to the hood .
Harvey, John. Weymouth. Born. 1758 – Died. 6th November 1829, aged 71.
Civil engineer, responsible for the first plan for a breakwater in the Portland Roads. He ran Harvey’s library in Weymouth, from where he also traded as a clockmaker, watchmaker and jeweller. Self-styled ‘Clock and Watchmaker to the King’, he attended Geroge III on his visits to Weymouth.
He made many fine longcase clocks of the highest quality, two regulators, bracket clocks and watches too.
Serviced and guaranteed for 3 years.
Height: 85″ or 216cm