William Sliman of Ayr, Scotland. A tall case clock.
This case features very good selections of mahogany. The grain pattern exhibited is vibrant. The finish is warm and inviting. The case stands on nicely formed applied bracket feet. The waist is fitted with a rectangular shaped waist door that that is trimmed with a beaded edge. The sides of the waist are fitted with fluted quarter columns. These terminate in turned wooden quarter capitals. The bonnet is fitted with an applied fret. The design is pierced and quite attractive. Fully turned and wonderfully shaped bonnet columns flank the hood door. The bonnet door is arched and fitted with glass.
The iron dial is colorfully painted. The scene in the arch features a lovely nautical scene. A large three masted ship is depicted underway. The spandrel areas are decorated with very colorful floral patterns. This clock is signed by the clockmaker. It is now difficult to read.
The time and strike movement is brass, eight-day duration and of good quality.
This clock stands approximately 7 feet 3 inches tall and was most likely made in England, circa 1836.
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