John Ellicott Clock c1750
Fine and magnificent longcase clock by John Ellicott of London c1750, in an impressive Cuban mahogany case. The 7 pillar 3 train fortnight going movement, has a Graham dead beat escapement, and chimes on a nest of 8 bells. The fine dial has a revolving moon with moon calendar under, strike/silent, and date subsidiary dials in the arch.
Extensive restoration was carried out to this clock, including building a new top and new base using 18th century cuban mahogany. The fretwork panels and finials were made to designs copied from a fine Ellicott clock in the Foundlings Museum in London. All the work was carried out by Row Antiques.
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This clock arrived in the workshop in pieces, having been very badly restored previously. A number of new parts had to be made for the case, including mouldings, and many hours work were required to put it all back together. It was then re-ebonised, using black shellack polish, and re-assebled with it’s superb 3 train fusee movement. Result; one delighted customer.