Oak 8 day longcase clock by Samuel ...

Item Ref
9122

A good quality oak 8 day longcase clock by Samuel Whalley of Manchester. Dial features date this clock to c.1735 (eagle/urn spandrels, fleur-de-lys hour spacers, quarter-hour chapter).
The case is of the best oak, banded with mahogany, and the hood has a fashionable 'caddy top' with blind fretting (slightly damage). Tall and elegant, the clock is of exceptional colour & patina with an attractive ogee arched door. 8-day movement with brass dial with engraved and silvered chapter ring, signed ‘S. Whalley. Manchester’
£750 spent in August 2021 restoring the movement which is now in excellent order throughout, with the exception of the date ring, which no longer functions.

Samuel Whalley, clockmaker; married Mary Shallcross in 1733. Died 16 June 1744. The couple had a son, Samuel, who was admitted to school in 1750. This Samuel became a watch maker in Manchester, as did his son, also a Samuel. (Brian Loomes "Lancashire Clocks".)

DIMENSIONS: 84 inches tall, 19 inches wide, 9.5 inches deep.
PROVENANCE: Yorkshire private collection
SOLD