George III Scottish Mahogany longcase clock
“Alexander Wyllie Dumfries”
A very pleasing and small George III Period Mahogany and Inlaid Scottish Longcase Clock, the hood with a scrolled pediment centred by a brass eagle finial flanked by brass ringed paterae, the ebony and boxwood line inlaid frieze above an arched door flanked by reeded columns with brass capitals and bases, the flame figured, crossbanded shaped and line inlaid trunk door flanked by quartered, reeded columns on flame figured, line inlaid bases, the flame figured, cross banded and line inlaid base raised on small, shaped bracket feet, the 8 day, hour striking, calendar movement having an arched dial with a silvered radiating sun to the arch, silvered chapter rings and signed on a silvered plaque to the engraved, matted dial centre, “Alexr. Wyllie, Dumfs.” and having the calendar aperture above the VI. Ca. 1800
Lit: G H Baillie, “Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World” lists Alexander Wyllie of Dumfries as working in 1746.
Dumfries Registry Office lists Alexander Wyllie marrying Jean Marchbank in Moffat Parish 19th. March 1749.