An exceptional long case clock signed on the brass dial by James Webster the elder (1714-1799) of Shrewsbury, Shropshire ("SALOP") England about 1740. The unusual, dark chip-carved oak case is stylistically a bit of a holdover from the previous century.The case has more of a 17th century look, not only by material and decoration but because of the slim waist and comparatively narrow hood and face. The working eight-day weight-driven movement is original to the case and strikes a bell on the hour. There is a functional calendar dial and a seconds bit as well. Fortunately the lovely old case still retains the rich black patina that only a couple hundred years can impart. An interesting unmodified transitional element is the curious carved crown treatment on the hood which seems to foreshadow the "broken arch" pediment which started appearing about 1750.
This fine grandfather clock measures 7'9" tall and is 20" wide at the hood. Depth is 9". Just big enough to be authoritative but not imposing. It will fit in a modern 8' ceiling house without any alterations.
Clock is best picked up here in Richmond VA as shipping can be precarious and expensive. However, if you live in the east we might be able to negotiate a delivery and setup that would work for all concerned.
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