This attractive country long case clock was made by John Winstanley of Holywell who was working circa 1750. This clock dates from approximately 1790.
The case is of rich dark oak with mahogany banding. The flat topped hood with fluted columns flanking the door. The well proportioned trunk has nicely made quarter fluted columns to compliment those on the hood.
The painted dial is very well executed with well painted opposing birds (of paradise?) to the dial centre and roses at the corners. This dial was almost certainly painted by James Wilson of Birmingham. He is regarded as being one of the inventors of the painted long case clock dial. The dial is signed ‘Jno Winstanley Holywell’
A very good article on James Wilson was printed in Antiquarian Horology Vol 22 No. 4 Titled – THE FRUIT AND FLOWERS OF JAMES WILSON by M. F. Tennant
The movement is a well executed 8 day striking movement, typical of this period. It strikes the hours on one bell.
The clock is presented in extremely good condition having just undergone a full restoration with work carried out to the case dial and movement. This clock is ready to be delivered to it’s new home and even comes with it’s original key.