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Antique Eight Day Longcase / Grandfather Clock by Kitchen & Lloyd, Nantwich
This is fabulous oak and mahogany cross banded eight-day brass faced, longcase clock, which is of superb proportions. It has an eight-day movement on a brass square dial.
If we start with the hood this has a swan neck s with arched molded cornice and super brass pateras. Lovely delicate turned columns flank the hood door with nice simple back splats. The hood door is nicely cross banded in mahogany and above the hood door is beautifully inlaid with boxwood stringing.
If we then move down to the trunk this has beautifully shaped full-length door, which has been nicely cross banded in mahogany. The trunk door is then flanked by quarter turned columns.
As with the trunk door the base incorporates some nice mahogany cross banding and is raised on ogee bracket feet.
The eight-day movement with makers name of Kitchen & Lloyd, Nt.wich, striking the hour has a square brass face. It also has a subsidiary second dial and a date aperture. The four corners are adorned with beautiful spandrels whilst the centre incorporates beautiful engraved flowers. The fingers are also wonderful fretted fingers.
The face is beautifully clean which made it extremely difficult to photograph.
The clock is in superb condition. The case has the most exquisite patina which can only be gained through age and is difficult to convey through photographs.
There is one Kitchen & LLoyd, Nantwich listed in ‘Clockmakers of Cheshire by Keith Appleby':
‘KITCHEN and LLOYD, Nantwich Clockmakers
Partnership between John Kitchen, clock maker 1755 - 1802 and John Lloyd,
clockmaker 1761-1804, which seems to have lasted a few years in the 1780's.’
Height: Approximate height is 91 inches (231cm).
Condition: Fully restored and in excellent condition.
Price: Price Upon Application
Contact: 01829 733028