|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.
|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.
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.
|What to do next|
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