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Whitehurst Derby Mahogany Longcase Grandfather Tall Case Clock

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Seller: clockbroker (110) 100%, Location: Mansfield, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122238094214 WHITEHURST DERBY MAHOGANY LONGCASE GRANDFATHER TALL CASE CLOCK It is a pleasure to offer this fine Mahogany long case clock by John Whitehurst of Derby dating from the second half of the 18th century which is in full working order. John Whitehurst of Derby is a very famous and important maker of which much has been written.Apart from clock making he was a fine maker of scientific instruments and mathematician.His acquaintances at the time included Eramus Darwin,Benjamin Franklin,James Ferguson,Mathew Boulton.Josiah Wedgewood.James Watt,Joseph Wright and capability Brown amongst others.He.was made a fellow of the Royal Society in 1779.It would be fair to say that he was one of the most eminent makers of his time Prospective buyers would be well advised to research the life and work of this great man. The clock is a particularly nice nice example of his work and has many typical features such as the absence of subsidiary seconds and date dials.. The 12inch x 16 3/4 inch arched brass dial has an engraved silvered chapter ring and delicate spandrels.It is signed by the maker on a boss in the arch.Interestingly the engraver ran out of space and the "st" of Whitehurst has been squeezed in the little remaining space. The 8 day duration weight driven movement strikes the hours on a bell and has been recently serviced together with the dial.It is in perfect working order.I have shown several photographs of the movement and dial prior to restoration.You will note that the back cock has been repaired many years ago and differs from the original in design but this does not affect the clocks function.. The mahogany veneered case is a lovely colour and retains its original finish.The break arch hood has dental mouldings.The hood has brass Corinthian capped pillars..It is difficult tell how nice it is from the photographs and any potential buyers are encouraged to view the clock if at all possible. My direct contact details are at the very bottom of most of my listings. It is an impressive clock being 7 ft 7 inches tall,a maximum of 22 1/2 inches wide and 11 1/4 inches deep. The overall condition is excellent but with any item 250 years old there are the odd age related marks as can be expected but the clock is certainly in the condition that it is ready to go straight into any home. If the buy it now price is paid in full I will deliver and set up the clock free of charge in England Wales and the Scottish Lowlands.I will also provide a 12 months guarantee under these circumstances. If a lesser offer is accepted it will be considered a trade sale with the shipping being the responsibility of the buyer. Domestic buyers are requested to use alternative means of payment to Pay Pal if at all possible. I will ship this item worldwide and guesstimate shipping rates are as follows; Europe £400 USA £600 Australia and the Far East £800.. .. Alternative means of payment to Pay Pal are prefered if at all possible.Goods will not be shipped unles paid for in full Ebay and Pay pal cxharges are incurred on shipping and these with be added to the total shipping costs.Most items will be shipped worlwide and generally by UPS or similar service which is tracked and signed for.I will not sent items which are not tracked and signed for.Collection is available.Delivery is possible depending on your location for reasonable expences.Goods will be packed as well as possible which will increase charges slightly due to larger box sizes but no-one wants the item damaged.NO COURIER WILL INSURE ANTIQUES SO PLEASE THAT IN MIND.PLEASE TAKE OUT YOUR OWN SEPERATE INSURANCE IF YOU REQUIRE IT. Please ask all questions before bidding.Items can be viewed prior to sale.Please do not on items if you do not intention of completing the transaction.Contact me if you have any problems as I want you to buy again.If you see an item and require a little time to pay please get in touch and terms may be arranged to our mutual satisfaction I have been involved in antique clocks and barometers for nearly 30 years with customers worldwide although I am new to Ebay.I firmly believe that business should be done with integrity and honesty.I prefer genuine and untouched items and will sell them as such to keep costs down.We have no intention of misleading our customers in any way and will provide the best service possible.If you encounter any problems then please get in touch. We can be contacted on 07970 298 181 or by email at steammillclocks@hotmail.co.uk Condition: Wonderful colour and patina.Full working order, Material: Mahogany

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