A Very Good Early 19th Century ‘Scumbled’ Pine Longcase Clock-Case, England
A Very Good Early 19th Century ‘Scumbled’ Pine Longcase Clock-Case, England Circa 1790
The white painted face with black Roman numerals & floral sprays, signed Porthouse Darlington for British clockmaker William Porthouse (1736-1815), within a removable hood sided by reeded columns with brass capitals, beneath a dental carved arched cornice with three gilded finials, atop a finely proportioned & grained case resting within its original fitted base on bracket feet. Dimensions, 87.5” x 20” x 12”
William Porthouse was an important British clockmaker working from the middle of the 18th century to the early 19th century, and is recorded in several reference texts including ‘The Clockmakers of Cumberland’ by John Penfold.
Please note: This item is being offered as stated ‘Longcase Clock-Case’, as the original movement has been replaced with a quartz mechanism, which still offers both the appearance & functionality of a fine longcase clock but without the expense or inconvenience of maintenance / repairs. Priced accordingly.