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Attractive 30 hour Cottage Longcase by Ollive & Birch of Cranbrook Kent


c1825
Quite formal Red Cherry case
Good slim proportions
Subsidiary date indicator
Awaiting better photos
(colour is better than shown)


£2000
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Description of the item
Early 19th C Cottage longcase clock by the partnership of Thomas Ollive and William Birch of Cranbrook in Kent. Known to be the original red cherry case with it unusual pediment (both correct for the area).
Quite 'formal' looking for a cottage clock so would suit a wide variety of interiors. Wind each day just by pulling a simple chain.
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Information about the maker
The clock is from the partnership of Thomas Ollive (born 1777 in nearby Tenterden, died 1829) and William Birch recorded working from 1823-39 in Tenterden. A number of clocks by the partnership are known. If the records are accurate this clock must have been made between 1823 and 1829 which is within the date range we would have attributed based on the design.
Dimensions & Specification
30 hour (daily wind) movement, striking the hours on a bell.
Pretty painted 12" dial with original 'ground'.
Original blued steel hands
Subsidiary date indicator
The case is believed to be Red Cherry which was often used in that area.
Dims: 205cm tall (199 without the pediment). Max width 45cm.
Original Blued steel hands.
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Condition Report
Really good condition to which we've only had to do light restoration. The dial is particularly attractive. We still plan to restore the movement (it runs fine but it is due) but the rest of the work is done, so we've chosen to add it to the website now.
Cost of Restoration
The price includes the overhaul of the movement. It could be sold cheaper if you wanted to get this work done locally.
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