Oak longcase clocks were virtually made throughout the whole of the UK but were very rarely made in London. The very first longcase clocks in the 17th century were made from a mixture of oak and pine but most of these were finished with a black ebonised polish.
During the first part of the 17th century oak longcase clocks were being produced in the provincial areas and as the 17th century progressed they were made in larger numbers.
By 1740-1750, oak was a very popular form of case material and by the late 18th century it was used all over the country from Plymouth to Aberdeen with the obvious regional differences such as the Acanthus leaf hood ornament in Aberdeen, the slender and well proportioned cases from the Lewes area and the dentil cornice to the Portsmouth cases.
Oak longcase clocks were still being produced in the 19th century and continued to be made in large numbers until C.1860.
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