A GEORGE IV SCOTTISH FLAME MAHOGANY LONG CASE CLOCK, BY THOMAS BEGGS, GLASGOW, CIRCA 1822, the square form removable bonnet with a pyramidal stepped rectangular cornice above a fluted frieze and glass paneled circular hinged door, opening to a white painted dial with black Roman chapters and blued cut steel hands over twin key escapements, signed "THOS BEGGS GLASGOW," reversing to white inscribed "T.BEGGS" and brass clock mechanism, above a long case with canted corners and centering a paneled door opening to a long brass stemmed and floral painted tôle disc pendulum, raised on a paneled block form base and stepped plinth. Height: 80" Width: 17 3/4" Depth: 9 3/4" Note: Thomas Beggs is recorded to have been working in Glasgow, Scotland on 145 Trongate from 1822-1841.
Good condition for antique long case clocks of this age, materials and use including but not limited to expected age cracks, old restorations, small chip on case door corner, lacking lock, some normal surface scratches and buildup throughout. The dial face paint is crackled and flaking in areas, mechanism appears relatively clean, weights suspension chain was replaced with a heavy guage polymer string, the hammer bell strike is good but the bell dome needs re-attaching to its' arm. Includes one winding key and two suspension weights. Simpson's does not guarantee clock or time piece mechanisms. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS."