John Chaffey, Sherborne Circa 1795
$ 2554 | €2146
A Georgian period Dorset longcase clock. A fine quality mahogany case with marquetry shell inlays to the hood pediment and chequered banded inlays. Banded inlays to the trunk and base panel with re-entrant detailing. Chamfered trunk sides. Corinthian capped fluted hood columns with brass capped ends. A well proportioned case standing on the original feet. A very attractive and well engraved arched silvered dial. Tempus Fugit to the arch and engraved dial corners, date and seconds dials with blued steel hands. An 8-day duration mechanism striking the hours on a bell.
John Chaffey of Sherborne is recorded in Tribe and Whatmoors' 'Dorset Clocks and Clockmakers' book as working in 1793 and engraved silvered dials are noted by the maker.
Height 7ft 1 "/ 216 cmsDepth 12 " / 30 cms Width 21 " / 52 cms.