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Seven Oaks long case clock. Wm Bowra.

One of my newest acquisitions is a local clock, something always of interest but this one is unusual and has a feature I have not seen before. The timber was at first difficult to identify, it had the characteristics of a fruit wood but the flecks of grain typical of quarter sawn oak. It turns out to be lacewood which is from the plane tree, famous on the avenues of London for shedding its bark, however lacewood is quarter sawn, a method of cutting that produces better quality timber but with...

Posted on 21st July 2012