A rare George III scumbled pine hooded wall clock Thomas Williams, Chew Stoke C1770
An interesting 30 hour scumbled pine hooded wall clock from Chew Stoke. This example was in a rather distressed state when we bought it and so it is in the process of being sensitvely restored. A rather charming piece of provincial clockmaking.
Thomas Williams is recorded in Moore, A.J. THE CLOCKMAKERS OF SOMERSET 1650-1900 as working in Chew Stoke circa 1755-1813. Moore notes that he is first recorded by his marriage to Grace Weekes in 1755 and that he was contracted to clean/service church clocks in both Axbridge and Banwell. He died on the 1st December 1813 leaving his house and property in Chew Stoke to his (presumably second) wife, Anne.
Height 15″ Width 12″