Georgian Walnut Tall Case Clock by Thomas Smith of Norwich
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Fine 8 day tall case clock by Thomas Smith of Norwich, the three original giltwood urn finials over arched hood having molded cornice, the brass dial with engraved boss reading "Tho’s Smith - Norwich" the dial with second dial and calendar ring and original cut steel hands, over crossbanded arched waist door, the base similarly crossbanded and standing on original bracket feet, the whole possessing good rich color and patination and in good working order.*
Typical of East Anglian furniture construction from the middle of the 18th Century is the use of walnut veneer on the front and pine (or often oak) on the sides. The somewhat archaic use of walnut in a time when mahogany was gaining preeminence is also typical of Norfolk and Suffolk cabinetry. Thomas Smith was working in Norwich by the 1740's and his work can be found in many collections, not surprisingly including the Museum of Norwich. Thomas Smith was a watch and clock maker with premises in Cockey Lane close to the present day Norwich Market. During the mid to late 18th century Norwich gained a reputation for making high quality clocks and watches
*We guarantee all tall case clocks for one year and we have all movements cleaned and repaired before shipment. In this case, the clock has just come from our horologist and runs beautifully.
- 18th Century And Earlier
- Brass, Walnut, Pine
- United Kingdom
Height 96.00 inches
Width 19.25 inches
Depth 10.50 inches