Henry Moze Longcase Clock
Henry Moze Longcase Clock Henry Moze Longcase Clock Henry Moze Longcase Clock Henry Moze Longcase Clock
Henry Moze Longcase Clock

Henry Moze Longcase Clock

  • London clockmaker Henry Moze crafted this magnificent longcase clock
  • Also known as tall case or grandfather clocks, this example has an exceptional burr walnut case
  • The clock has an eight-day, two-train movement with date and moon phase dials
  • The clock strikes on the hour with a crisp chime
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Item No. 29-3095
$68,500
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Standing at eight feet tall is this grand Geroge II-period English longcase clock created by renowned clockmaker Henry Moze of London. The case is of exceptional quality and crafted entirely of the finest burr walnut with end-cut moldings and intricate geometric inlays displaying a rich patina. The clock features an eight-day, two-train movement with a mechanism to display the moon phases and date. The clock is set to strike on the hour and maintains a wonderful sound.

Also known as “grandfather” clocks, it was not until the late 19th century that longcase clocks garnered this name. According to the origin tale, two brothers named Jenkins owned the George Hotel in Piercebridge, England. The hotel’s lobby housed a beautiful, James Thompson longcase clock that was known for keeping very good time. Upon the death of one of the siblings, the timepiece began to lose its accuracy until it eventually lost an hour a day. When the second brother passed away, the fabled clock stopped working completely. In honor of the brothers, the clock remained in the hotel lobby, motionless. In 1875, American songwriter Henry Work stayed at the George Hotel, and heard from hotel staff the story of the clock. Inspired by the tale, he wrote a song, with the opening lyrics, “Oh, my grandfather’s clock…”

Circa 1740

21" wide x 10 1/4" deep x 96" high
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Maker: Moze, Henry
Period: 18th Century
Origin:England
Type:Longcase/Grandfather
Style:Repeater
Width:21 Inches
Height:96 Inches
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