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Country Clocks and their London origins

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Country-made clocks have been surprisingly neglected, and offer an interesting and accessible field for clock-lovers and collectors.
This book explains how the various types of British domestic clock began in London around 1600, the polished and perfected article emerging about 1700.
This is seen in the light of the author's own fascinating discoveries about the lives of the famous Fromanteel family, who were largely responsible for the early development of these clocks.

Clocks made outside London began to appear in the later seventeenth century, and here their character and stylistic development is thoroughly examined and reappraised; so are the makers, their way of life, output and methods in those neglected regions 'the provinces'.
The author draws largely upon his own extensive experience and hitherto unpublished research into original sources, producing a serious and highly detailed study while the invigorating freshness of a personal viewpoint.

The book is written in a non-technical manner, while including much that will be new even to the connoisseur.
The many photographs and drawings were made purposely for is, and the diagrams and dating charts should enable any reader to assess the people, calibre and authenticity of any provincial clock.
At a time when the true value and status of these clocks are beginning to be appreciated, this is an invaluable study.

Item details

Author(s):
Brian Loomes
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
David & Charles

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About this item

Country-made clocks have been surprisingly neglected, and offer an interesting and accessible field for clock-lovers and collectors.
This book explains how the various types of British domestic clock began in London around 1600, the polished and perfected article emerging about 1700.
This is seen in the light of the author's own fascinating discoveries about the lives of the famous Fromanteel family, who were largely responsible for the early development of these clocks.

Clocks made outside London began to appear in the later seventeenth century, and here their character and stylistic development is thoroughly examined and reappraised; so are the makers, their way of life, output and methods in those neglected regions 'the provinces'.
The author draws largely upon his own extensive experience and hitherto unpublished research into original sources, producing a serious and highly detailed study while the invigorating freshness of a personal viewpoint.

The book is written in a non-technical manner, while including much that will be new even to the connoisseur.
The many photographs and drawings were made purposely for is, and the diagrams and dating charts should enable any reader to assess the people, calibre and authenticity of any provincial clock.
At a time when the true value and status of these clocks are beginning to be appreciated, this is an invaluable study.

Author(s):
Brian Loomes
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
David & Charles

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