George III Japanned Long Case Clock
A George III later scarlet japanned long case clock Thomas Moore, Ipswich. Third quarter 18th century. 87″ high, 18″ wide, 9″ deep.
A George III later scarlet japanned long case clock is a type of tall, freestanding clock that was made in England during the late 18th century. It is characterized by its distinctive red lacquered finish, known as japanning, which is embellished with gilt decoration. The clock features an arched hood surmounted by brass finials, a glazed door opening to a dial with Roman and Arabic numerals, and a long case with decorative moldings and a shaped base. The clock movement is weight-driven and regulated by a pendulum, and strikes the hours on a bell. This particular clock is attributed to Thomas Moore of Ipswich, who was a prominent clockmaker of the time.