Antique grandfather clock by James Snelling – London C1735


A simply stunning arched ‘8 day’ brass dial walnut longcase clock by this eminent clockmaker James Snelling of London.


Featured here a superb walnut veneered Longcase clock. Shown with arched brass dial 8 day movement by James Snelling of London. The dial with chapter ring and spandrels. In addition stunning matted centre with subsidiary seconds feature. Also with rare calendar to the arch and strike silent to the three o clock position.

The exceptional quality 5 pillar movement striking the hours on a single bell. The case of the finest choice walnut veneers. Furthermore showing all the typical high quality London case features. Moulding to the trunk door and two plinths. Lovely ‘book matched’ veneers to the trunk and the base to name but a few.

Finally James Snelling was an eminent clockmaker who was Master of the Clockmaker’s Company in 1736. He was based in Poultry in London. His clocks are located in various museums around the world. He died in 1751. To sum up I do not think you could find a walnut with better veneers. The case is one of the finest around. Colour and patination sublime.