London, South Kensington
17 February 2008
An Irish George III mahogany striking eight day longcase clock
The 12 in. wide painted dial with subsidiary seconds and engraved brass hands, the four pillars movement with anchor escapement and rack strike on bell, the underside of the hood with indistinct pencil inscription '1814, Feb W C Down (?)'; pendulum, two weights, crank key
92 in. (234 cm.) nhigh
Almost certainly supplied to John Smith-Barry (1793-1837), Fota House, Fota Island, County Cork, Ireland and by descent.
The Old Priory, Woodchester, Gloucestershire.
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