Thursday, September 11, 2014

Size Matters

A miniature longcase clock is one of the more unusual lots in the Charterhouse auction on Friday 26th September.

“This is certainly one of the smallest longcase clocks I have seen in nearly 30 years of working in the auction world.” Commented Richard Bromell. “I have often seen dwarf longcase, or grandmother clocks as they are sometimes called, but this one is about half the size again and will be of great interest to collectors as it is such a rarity.”

Having a fairly standard movement fitted in an inlaid mahogany case it measures just 84 cm high against a regular longcase clock which usually measures 200-250 cm high. Estimated at £500-800 it is included in the Charterhouse auction on Friday 26th September.

Viewing for this sale at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BS is on Wednesday 24th 10-6 and Thursday 25th 10-5 or you can download the catalogue from

Charterhouse is now accepting entries for their autumn programme of specialist auctions including pictures, maps and books in October followed by silver, jewellery and watches in November, along with their last classic car and motorcycle of the year also in November. For further information regarding these auctions, contact Richard Bromell 01935 812277 or via email on

Biggles the Charterhouse Cocker Spaniel sizes up the rare little longcase clock, £500-800 on Friday 26th September
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