A good quality C.1790 arch white dial '8-day' duration flame mahogany veneered Longcase clock. The elegant proportions Scottish cabinet with boxwood stringing and shell inlay to base. The cabinet with swan neck pediments and bracket feet.The hood with reeded hood columns, fretwork below swan neck pediments and brass paterae to the top of swan neck.
The cabinet of good colour and patination.
The good quality eight day movement striking the hours on a single bell.
The delicately painted dial with gold leaf decoration and flowers to the corners and the makers name enclosed with flowers to the arch. Subsidiary seconds and calendar features to the dial, and the clock with matching 'diamond' blued iron hands.
'Old Scottish Clockmakers', by John Smith From 1453 to 1850 has Robert Green listed working from 1781-1834. On the 3rd November 1781, he was bound apprentice to James Howden. 17th January 1789 he was,'Discharged of his indentures.' On the 4th May 1793 he,'Compeared and presented his essay, being a watch movement, begun, made, and finished in presence of James Howden, landlord, Geo. Skelton, David Murray, and John Sibbald, essay masters as they declared, etc.' E.H.Records. He listed a sale of 'superior watches and clocks at reduced prices' on 14th May 1832, as he retired from business.