Clock - Thirty hour Dutch striking 'Stoelklok' with alarm on traditional painted wooden wall bracket, c.1750. Two train, posted frame movement with verge escapement and locking plate, half striking on bell. Alarm mechanism on same bell. Rectangular painted iron dial with gilt cast lead frets around, and with painted spandrels in centre. Roman numerals, Arabic five minutes and arcaded minute circles. Heavy, pierced cast brass hands with alarm setting at centre. In notebook no.4, page 34 (1340945.4) Charles Wade refers to: 'Seraphim 46. Friesland Clock on painted oak hooded bracket with crudely cut mermaids at side, movement in good state, good turned pillars, dial painted with flowers & house, surrounded with gilt cast lead ornament, a phoenix, parrots foliage, and crest to hood with two cherubs.'
Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.
Wade, 1944: Charles Paget Wade, Contents of Snowshill Manor. Volume 4 First and Second Floor, 1944, page 34