Longcase Clock

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The Longcase clock is arguably the most interesting and at the same time useful antique available to the collector. This is the most detailed and copiously illustrated book yet written on the subject. This completely revised edition, with new illustrations and a substantially rewritten text with recent findings, is an important reference that explains how the Longcase clock is almost unique in blending fine examples of cabinet work and clock mechanism in one piece. The large number of photographs on specific ...
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Overview

The Longcase clock is arguably the most interesting and at the same time useful antique available to the collector. This is the most detailed and copiously illustrated book yet written on the subject. This completely revised edition, with new illustrations and a substantially rewritten text with recent findings, is an important reference that explains how the Longcase clock is almost unique in blending fine examples of cabinet work and clock mechanism in one piece. The large number of photographs on specific aspects of the mechanisms and case designs, together with an unpadded text, make the book readily understandable. Some of the more difficult mechanisms are further clarified by line drawings. The range of cabinet work and the evolution of clockwork over the 150 years covered is immense. It comprehensively illustrates the wide choices available while drawing attention to the many pitfalls which the practical nature of this important reference will help collectors avoid. In this way The Longcas
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851492329
  • Publisher: Antique Collector's Club
  • Publication date: 5/16/2012
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 468
  • Product dimensions: 8.79 (w) x 11.11 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Colour Plates
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Abbreviated Book Titles
Colour Section 1
Ch. 1 Setting the Stage 15
Ch. 2 The Beginning 1658-1670 26
Ch. 3 The Anchor Escapement 44
Ch. 4 Developments in Clock Design 1670-1700 56
Ch. 5 Marquetry Cases 91
Ch. 6 Lacquered or Japanned Cases 118
Ch. 7 Telling the Time at Night 127
Ch. 8 The Quest for Accuracy 157
Ch. 9 The Age of Elegance 1700-1750 195
Ch. 10 Capital and Country 1750-1800 284
Ch. 11 Accuracy Achieved 384
Ch. 12 Repair, Restoration and Faking 422
Ch. 13 Some Later Discoveries 441
Glossary 463
Conversion Table: Imperial to metric measurements 479
Bibliography 480
Indices (Makers' Index and Subject Index) 483
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