Circa 1800. Inlaid mahogany-faced Scottish Georgian grandfather clock in excellent condition. The hood surmounted by a swan neck pediment and eagle finial over a satinwood fretted frieze. The arched mahogany clock face with Roman numerals, two accessory dials and satinwood urn and fan inlays. The case with fluted corners and a boxwood and marquetry inlaid door, the base with rosewood and boxwood inlay and inlaid corners over ogee bracket feet. The dial engraved J Scott Edin.
The book “Old Scottish clock makers from 1453 – 1850” by John Smith published in 1921, notes a John Scott clockmaker, Princes Street, Edinburgh between 1779 – 1798, who was a watch and clock maker to his royal highness the Prince of Wales. Face possibly altered later.
- 223cm T, 47cm W, 24cm D