Antique Welsh 8-day longcase clock with a painted arch dial featuring a woodworm and spaniels, and with a raised centre, by Joseph Kern and Company of Swansea, circa 1850.
Joseph Kern worked in Swanesa from circa 1835 to 1871 and is shown in trade directories as trading in High Street from 1844 to 1848. He appears withthe designation "& Co" in 1850.
The fine quality case is figured mahogany with Tunbridgeware embellishments is of the typical Bristol style favoured in South Wales at this period. The hood has a rounded top surmounted by a shaped pediment adn brass finials, with spiral twisted pillars with brass capitals. Below is a square trunk door flanked by spiral twisted columns with brass capials, over a base raised on bracket feet to the front.
229 cms high
ANTIQUE WELSH PAINTED FACE
8 DAY MAHOGANY LONGCASE CLOCK
Made by Joseph Kern of Swansea