Regency longcase two train clock by Thomas Earnshaw London

Ref: 1006


A most elegant diminutive striking clock by Thomas Earnshaw(1749 -1829). The Cuban mahogany case with shallow break arch hood incorporating cast and engraved brass sound frets to the front and pierced wooden frets to the side.

The substantial two train movement with four heavy, knopped pillars driven by two, brass cased weights and a steel rod pendulum with heavy brass cased lenticular bob.

The substantial gauge silvered, brass dial engraved Thomas Earnshaw London with subsidiary seconds at 12 and date at 6 with elegant pierced blued steel hands.

There is a Strike/Silent lever behind an engraved brass plate above the dial behind the glazed door that has a cast brass reeded bezel.

This is currently the only known domestic longcase clock by this celebrated maker and was either for his own personal use or for a special commission.

It is of most unusual construction and features a most attractive and rare full width trunk door. My cabinet maker said the construction was by a talented craftsman but by someone not used to making longcases and felt that it could have been made by a chronometer case maker.

The clock dates from the late 18th to early 19th Century and is an important and extremely rare example of this celebrated makers work.

Height: 73 ¾”
Width: 15”
Depth: 8”
Dial Diameter: 11 ¾”