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Antique Grandfather / Longcase Clocks

The antique longcase or grandfather clocks we stock are mainly Georgian (18th or early 19th century) with oak cases often including decorative features in mahogany and also perhaps inlay in satinwood and other woods.Two main factors to consider when looking at antique longcase clocks are:
  • The movement which can be eight day (wound every week with a winding key)or thirty hour (would every day by pulling a chain to lift the weight)

  • The dial which can be brass or painted. Early examples had brass faces with painted faces becoming popular later. With painted faces it is a good idea to look for fine cracks to lines in the ahistorical crazing. This shows the age and if you don’t see any the face may have been repainted which diminishes the clock's value.
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