Another “As Found” long case.

wow

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This one came out of an estate nearby. Everything in the house was filthy. It fell forward at some point and the top broke off. Lots of work ahead with the veneer alone. what can you tell me about it? No name or logo anywhere. All I see is a “B”? on the back of the dial plate. Movement and case look Old English to me.:???:
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Will

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Those proportions and the women wearing bonnets make me think it could be Welsh rather than English. Four seasons depicted in the spandrels. I'd take a guess at sat 1790 to 1800 but others will know better.
 
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This one came out of an estate nearby. Everything in the house was filthy. It fell forward at some point and the top broke off. Lots of work ahead with the veneer alone. what can you tell me about it? No name or logo anywhere. All I see is a “B”? on the back of the dial plate. Movement and case look Old English to me.:???:
Thanks,
Will

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I believe it to be a very late tall case. Starting to become fussy, short door, squat, not the best proportions. Possibly as late as the 1830's or '40's? Well made but...

Dial is interesting. Agnus Dei ("lamb of God") is depicted in the lunette. Upon seeing Jesus, St. John the Baptist declared, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!"

Spandrels depict the seasons? I believe the style of dress is more consistent with a later date? Not sure what bonnets have to do with Wales.

RM
 
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Not sure what bonnets have to do with Wales.

RM
Try googling "Welsh National Dress" and you'll see that these hats were common at one time - probably due to the amount of rain that there is in Wales.
 

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Try googling "Welsh National Dress" and you'll see that these hats were common at one time - probably due to the amount of rain that there is in Wales.
Never heard of 'bonnets' being part of Welsh dress - it was the tall black hats that are typical.

JTD
 

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My family, most of whom live largely on the English side of the Welsh border, have always referred to these hats as Welsh bonnets, and googling that term I can see we are not alone. Having said that, I have to say that looking again, what I thought was a tall black hat in the picture bottom right looks like a hat with a black object in the background on closer inspection.....
 

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The style of the dial indicates around 1800-30, the case style is typical of north country cases especially Yorkshire from around 1835 on.
 
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You gentlemen are fantastic. Thanks! Would the “B” on the back of the dial be the dial maker/painter’s mark?
 

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