Picture of the Grandfather Clock by Smith of Asbourne

Pretty and SMALL 8-day grandfather clock by Smith of Ashbourne


c1840
SMALL - only 211cm (6'11") tall
Attractive Oak Case
Excelent quality movement
Fully prepared for sale.


£4250
Will consider offers

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Description of the item
A pretty and very compact C19th 8-day longcase clock by Smith of Ashbourne (Derbyshire). Attractive painted dial. Oak case with mahogany, rosewood and boxwood trims. Top quality movement. All fully and professionally restored and supplied with photographic record of the restoration.
A very attractive clock in the flesh.
Detail of the floral decoration to the dial
The excellent quality restored movement
Information about the maker
The reference books list Thomas Smith working from Market Place in Ashbourne from 1828 to 1835. We thought this clock was a little later than that (1840), and have found a trade directory showing him still there in 1846.
Dimensions & Specification
8 day movement, striking the hours on a bell.
13" painted dial with subsidary seconds and 'mouth' date indicator. (Dial maker not known - dial rear unsigned). Oak case with mahogany banding and rosewood trims, typical of those made in nearby Uttoxter at this period. Original brass hands.

Dims: 211cm tall (very compact for an 8-day clock). Max width 54cm. Max depth 24.3cm.
The dial signature
the original clock hands
Condition Report
Fully & professionally restored ready for sale. Dial and movement professionally overhauled.
Full photographic record of the clock prior to the work starting will be provided..
Additional Information
The movement is very nicely made, particularly for this period, when movements were becoming more mass produced and lacking in expensive detail. This movement has many such details, indicating it was hand-mand, or at least finished by a clockmaker with time on their hands (no pun intended!).
detaill of the dial
the well crafted rack striking
What to do next
If you'd like to buy this clock, or would like some more information or reassurance, please contact us about this item.
If you live near in the North West of England, we may be able to arrange viewing.

Nationwide delivery & set-up is available.

We buy and sell Antique Clocks & Barometers in Cheshire, Greater Manchester & Derbyshire. We always have a good choice of Longcase (Grandfather) / Bracket / School (English Dial) Clocks