Grandfather Clocks and their cases. in dustjacket

By: LOOMES, Brian

Price: $70.00

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LOOMES, Brian. Grandfather Clocks and their cases. London : Bracken Books, (1989). Pp (6),7-352. Illustrated. Map. Index. Double Column. 4to, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Grandfather clocks are of enormous interest today, for their individual beauty and craftsmanship and for the generationsof history - national, local and family - that they embody. This highly il lustrated book (with over 400 photographs) gives detailed comments on a series of clocks representative of all periods and types, concentrating on those most likely to be seen - with some suprises thrown in for experts who think they've seen it all before. No other book studies casework in such detail. Those wishing to improve their knowledge of longcase clocks, and their ability to identify the good, the less good and the bogus, will find here awealth of guidance, the fruits of long experience. The author describes th e type, age and quality of each clock examined, and the features that help to identify in what part of Britain it was made - dial style, hands, spandrels, engraving, etc. He analyses mouldings, hood styles, door shapes, the woods used, constructional methods and forms of decoration. Each chapter covers the clocks of a specific period or region. Special chapters on those ofScotland, Wales and Ireland help with identification of clocks from those countries and with understanding their stylistic relationship to British clocks as a whole (the author himself is a pioneer in the study of regional styles). A chapter on 'Fakes' indicates clues that might show that a clock and a case have not always been together." (from the dj). Contents : Introduction. 1. Cases, Movements and Dials – The Terminology. 2. The Early Eight Day Longcase. 3. Early Century work. 4. Mid-Century and Later in the North.5. Mid-Century and Later in the South. 6. White Dials (1770-1870). 7. Scot land. 8. Ireland. 9. Special, Complicated and Unusual Clocks. 10. Fakes. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TOITS WEIGHT. Very good in dustjacket. 70.00

Title: Grandfather Clocks and their cases. in dustjacket

Author Name: LOOMES, Brian

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Bracken Books, London, 1989, ISBN:1851703764:

Seller ID: 111120