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Clockmaker/By : Lawrence Shakeshaft of Preston (Lancs).
Duration: 8 Day.
Circa : 1800.
Height : 86 inches.
Mellow mahogany with swan neck pediments' original paterae and central finial.
Hood with conch shells below swan necks and boxwood stringing.
Reeded pillars to hood with Corinthian brass capitals.
Long trunk door with wavy top and ebony and boxwood stringing around door edges.
Reeded quarter pillars to trunk set above inlaid flower vases.
Canted corners to base with inlaid Tunbridge panel and ogee feet.
Ivory hood door knob and ivory door escutcheon.
Width at widest point 23.25" (Hood).
Painted James Wilson dial 14" x 14" featuring mythical birds in flower sprays at 3 and 9 o'clock and geometric fan corners spandrels with tiny vignettes.
Seconds and calendar dials.
Matching steel hour and minute hands.
The recorded dates of Lawrence Shakeshaft are c1780 to 1848 but there were probably two makers of this name working in succession, as in father and son.
The working addresses of Lawrence Shakeshaft are:
1824 -1828 at 10 Stony Gate
1834 - 1838 at 29 Shambles
Other clockmakers working in Preston at this time were:
William Shakeshaft 1782 who died in 1826
Joseph Shakeshaft circa 1820
Guarantee : 12 months.
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