The clock is essentially mahogany with profuse neoclassical decoration by inlay of several species of woods, amongst which are satinwood, olivewood, sycamore, burr elm and boxwood.

The hood has a swan neck pediment terminating in decorative satinwood roundels, below is lattice work fretting in mahogany, over a satinwood base, and beneath is a satinwood frieze decorated with swags. The hood pillars terminate in hand-carved mahogany Capitals, with satinwood spindles inlaid to the base of the fluted columns. The door has a satinwood surround with a superb central neoclassical vase shaped motif of various exotic woods to a background of Sycamore beneath is a panel of mahogany with satinwood decoration to the corners and centre, below is the base which is similarly decorated, all above mahogany ogee bracket feet.  The last photos show the sides which are made from some type of exotic wood,.beautifully figured ,and with a pale contrasting hue in places...notice also the cross grained banding to the edges of the sides...could be elm i suppose..possibly someone out there can inform me...This was a clock that had a great deal of thought and craftsmanship put into it for an obviously discerning client 

Barnaby Vizer senior worked from St George's Street Dublin from 1784-1795. It would be difficult to attribute the clock specifically to either Vizer Senior or Vizer Junior as the Sheraton influence in design was carried through until the early 19th century. Thomas Sheraton, 1785-1820 was one of the three most influential and innovative designers of the 18th century, alongside Thomas Chippendale and George Hepplewhite, and his neoclassical style of this period corresponds with the Federal period in America.

DIMENSIONS:
H 95.28 in. x W 20.48 in. x D 10.63 in.

H 242 cm x W 52 cm x D 27 cm

Genuine Irish Sheraton Period Grandfather Longcase Clock Barnaby Vizer Dublin

£4,250.00Price

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