Any Info on English Provincial Clock

English Provincial Clock

English Provincial Clock

English Provincial Clock
English Provincial Clock face

Does anyone have any information about this clock...


We purchased it at an antique store in N. Carolina. The sellers knew nothing about it... (our gain) ;-)

We believe it's English Provincial, late 18th early 19 century.

If anyone can give us any info on this clock, we'd greatly appreciate it.

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Dec 20, 2011
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A date for your clock
by: Andrew Clayton

Your clock was made at or towards the very end of grandfather clock making, around the period 1850 to 1870.

Probably made in Scotland from the case style, Scottish clocks often had the rather tall hood and dial (compared to English ones), taller than the base by quite a lot, often 6 to 8 inches more.

I have recently seen a very similar one made by Robert Gillies of Beith, Scotland. Yours could be his work,although of course we can not be sure because your dial looks to be unsigned from the photos.

It could also have been made in America by a Scottish clockmaker who emigrated - - - but I think it more likely the clock was brought to America from Scotland.

I have just posted more info on dating a grandfather clock on this site, " How to Date Your Grandfather Clock" your dial is fairly easy to date, you may be interested to have a look at the article.

Hope this helps,
Andrew.


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