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Antique English or England Longcase Animated Clock

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Sold Date: 8/8/2000
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England Longcase Animated

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English automation Adam and Eve mahogany and inlayed longcase clock by "John Alkar", Wigan An English automation Adam and Eve mahogany and inlayed longcase clock by "John Alkar", Wigan, the case with swan-neck pediment and outset square section columns, with conforming pilasters flanking the tracery arch top short trunk door on plinth with outswept feet, the 14" painted white dial with painted automata figures of Adam and Eve beside a rocking tree of knowledge to the arch, with spandrels painted with figures of the Evangelists, the white chapter ring signed "John Alkar", Wigan, the centre with allegorical scene of mother with her children flanked by Britannia and watched over by an angel, a ship sinking in the background, the 8-day original automation movement with anchor escapement. 92" x 18" x 10" Additional keywords: longcase, tallcase, grandfather

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