A good quality ‘8-day’ London mahogany Longcase clock. Featured here an example by Peter Wood with arch white dial.
The cabinet showing the typical quality London case features and of good colour and patination. Wavy solid cresting to the hood with three brass spire finials to the top. Reeded and brass strung hood columns, also with brass capitals. Fine moulding around the trunk door and base panel. The clock standing on two plinths, the bottom plinth showing nice wavy cut out design.
The dial with gold leaf spandrels and flowers delicately painted to the corners and the arch. Subsidiary seconds and calendar features to the dial centre. Diamond design matched blued iron hands for both minute and hours.
The 5-pillar movement striking the hours on a single bell.
Peter Wood is one of the few London clockmakers to have used a painted dial rather than a brass dial. This is a lovely clock of beautiful colour and patination.
Peter Wood is recorded in G.H.Baillie, ‘Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World’ as working in London before C1780.