I deal in floor clocks but not the older ones. I am trying to get some idea what this clock is worth. Can anyone give me a rough idea of a value of a clock that is about 150 - 200 yrs of age in great condition and working order. Thank you in advance for any advice.
More than a Howard Miller and the like. However, if you knew more about it, that would be a plus.
For an idea, all the usual sources. Marketplace, Craigslist, and eBay completed sales may help you sort things out. If it's a notable piece, sometimes results from auctions can also help. That information is likely harder to find.
I purchased a similar one recently for somewhat short of 700 €, and that included personal delivery by the seller in a rented van from about 500 km away. About 15 years ago exactly this clock had a price tag of 3000 € (I know the provenience).
In classic auctions I would suppose today a hammer price of about 500 €, or even slightly less. Add the premium, taxes and consider that you must move it home quite swiftly.
Mine is in perfect fettle, the rate presently clearly less than one minute per week, calendar working properly (often inactivated). These clocks are really underrated.
Loomes has the following for Seth Agar; "Near the Black Swan in Coney Street, York born 1717, free 1743-51, then Wisbech, Cambridgeshire 1751- c 1770." The rococo style spandrels indicate it probably dates towards the middle/end of his period in Wisbech.