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Clockmaker/By : Thomas Chune of Shifnal (Shropshire).
Duration : 8 Day
Circa : 1790
Height : 82.5 inches. excl central finial.
Swan necks with brass paterae and brass finials.
Mahogany and veneered panels and boxwood inlay.
Corinthian brass capped reeded pillars to hood and to trunk.
Splats at back of hood and diamond sound frets to hood side panels.
Long trunk door with wavy top with cross banding and inlay.
Canted corners to base with circular 'bread board' panel and ogee feet.
Width at widest point 22.5" (Hood).
13" x 18" rolling moon white dial featuring lady at spinning wheel and a landscape.
Falseplate and dial by Osborne of Birmingham, also stamped on moon dial and date dial.
Spandrels of flowers and leaf of high quality.
Superb elongated minute hand and Tudor rose style centred hour hand.
Movement back plate engraved No. 227. Another white painted dial clock has been noted.
numbered 49 but it appears that his brass dial clocks may not have been numbered.
The dial shows 'Shifnal' as 'Shiffnall' which was the spelling at the time.
Known working dates 1781-1796 at the time when Shiffnall (Shifnal) was in Staffordshire.
Married to Anne
Children: Eleanor 1781, buried 1782
Ann 1781, buried 1781
Ann Hariot 1786
Guarantee : 12 months.
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