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Samuel Pearse, Axminster - A Mahogany Longcase Clock

A mahogany longcase clock of lovely colour with an eight-day duration movement that strikes the  hours on a bell, the 12 inch painted dial has black Roman numerals, subsidiary date dial, blued steel  decorative hands and is signed with the maker’s name ‘S. Pearse, Axminster’, the corners are  decorated with painted and gold-leaf sheaths of corn to the top two corners and gold-leaf shells to  the lower ones. The falseplate is embossed with dialmakers' name 'Walker & Finnemore,  Birmingham' which is repeated to the rear of the date dial.  The mahogany case has flat-topped trunk door, a plain base with shaped plinth & Devon-style  cresting to the hood with a 'chimney' behind, which has the addition of plain hood pillars with brass  capitals, the whole surmounted by three brass finials. Height: 88 inches (223 cms) Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Samuel Pearse

Samuel   Pearse   was   christened   in   Sidbury   on   the   29th   of   September   1778,   his   parents   being   William      &   Sarah   Pearse   both from   the   South   Hams   area   of   South   Devon.   He   married   Ann   Bowdige,   from      Axminster,   on   the   10th   of   June   1806   and   they had   five   children.   Pearse   is   recorded   as   working   in      Lyme   Street,   Axminster,   Devon   from   at   least   1830   when   he   advertised for   an   apprentice.   His   first      wife,   Ann,   died   before   1828,   the   year   he   married   Arundel   Webber   on   the   30th   of   August.   At some      point   in   his   later   life   Samuel   moved   with   his   familt   to   Wellington   in   Somerset   before   moving,   circa      1851,   to   be   with his   youngest   daughter   Caroline   in   Woodbury,   Devon   where   he   died   in   1864   having      moved   into   his   own   residence   some three years or so previously.

Walker & Finnemore

George Walker & William Finnemore were a partnership of two of the most influential dialmakers  in Birmingham in the first part of the 19th century. They are first recorded working in 1808 at  Edmund Street although they were quite probably together for a few years before this date. Walker has a very distinctive style, or rather styles, using very angular and linear work as opposed to  Finnemore's more floral and 'realistic' patterns. Indeed a psychologist has suggested, having studied  the work of Walker, that he most likely suffered from migraines and was a schizophrenic. This dial  shows all the signs of Finnemore's influence, especially in the use of gold leaf and in the use in the  design of actual real, rather than theoretical, designs. The partnership split up in 1811 after which  George Walker's dials, having lost the shackles of Finnemore, became ever more flamboyant. A year  or so later he was once again in a partnership with another influential dialmaker, Thomas Hughes  whilst William Finnemore went out on his own and started a dialmaking concern that stretched on  for a number of years beyond his death, being run by firstly his wife and then his sons.

Price: £3,200.00

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Samuel Pearse, Axminster - A Mahogany Longcase Clock

A   mahogany   longcase   clock   of   lovely   colour   with   an   eight-day   duration   movement   that strikes   the      hours   on   a   bell,   the   12   inch   painted   dial   has   black   Roman   numerals,   subsidiary date   dial,   blued   steel      decorative   hands   and   is   signed   with   the   maker’s   name   ‘S.   Pearse, Axminster’,   the   corners   are      decorated   with   painted   and   gold-leaf   sheaths   of   corn   to   the   top two    corners    and    gold-leaf    shells    to        the    lower    ones.    The    falseplate    is    embossed    with dialmakers'   name   'Walker   &   Finnemore,      Birmingham'   which   is   repeated   to   the   rear   of   the date   dial.      The   mahogany   case   has   flat-topped   trunk   door,   a   plain   base   with   shaped   plinth   & Devon-style      cresting   to   the   hood   with   a   'chimney'   behind,   which   has   the   addition   of   plain hood pillars with brass  capitals, the whole surmounted by three brass finials. Height: 88 inches (223 cms) Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Samuel Pearse

Samuel   Pearse   was   christened   in   Sidbury   on   the   29th   of   September   1778,   his   parents   being William      &   Sarah   Pearse   both   from   the   South   Hams   area   of   South   Devon.   He   married   Ann Bowdige,   from      Axminster,   on   the   10th   of   June   1806   and   they   had   five   children.   Pearse   is recorded    as    working    in        Lyme    Street,    Axminster,    Devon    from    at    least    1830    when    he advertised   for   an   apprentice.   His   first      wife,   Ann,   died   before   1828,   the   year   he   married Arundel   Webber   on   the   30th   of   August.   At   some      point   in   his   later   life   Samuel   moved   with his   familt   to   Wellington   in   Somerset   before   moving,   circa      1851,   to   be   with   his   youngest daughter   Caroline   in   Woodbury,   Devon   where   he   died   in   1864   having      moved   into   his   own residence some three years or so previously.

Walker & Finnemore

George   Walker   &   William   Finnemore   were   a   partnership   of   two   of   the   most   influential dialmakers      in   Birmingham   in   the   first   part   of   the   19th   century.   They   are   first   recorded working   in   1808   at      Edmund   Street   although   they   were   quite   probably   together   for   a   few years   before   this   date.   Walker   has   a   very   distinctive   style,   or   rather   styles,   using   very   angular and   linear   work   as   opposed   to      Finnemore's   more   floral   and   'realistic'   patterns.   Indeed   a psychologist   has   suggested,   having   studied      the   work   of   Walker,   that   he   most   likely   suffered from   migraines   and   was   a   schitsophrenic.   This   dial      shows   all   the   signs   of   Finnemore's influence,   especially   in   the   use   of   gold   leaf   and   in   the   use   in   the      design   of   actual   real,   rather than   theoretical,   designs.   The   partnership   split   up   in   1811   after   which      George   Walker's dials,   having   lost   the   shackles   of   Finnemore,   became   ever   more   flamboyant.   A   year      or   so later   he   was   once   again   in   a   partnership   with   another   influential   dialmaker,   Thomas   Hughes     whilst    William    Finnemore    went    out    on    his    own    and    started    a    dialmaking    concern    that stretched   on      for   a   number   of   years   beyond   his   death,   being   run   by   firstly   his   wife   and   then his sons.

Price: £3,200.00

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