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Thomas Sherwood (Senior) (d 1821)

Biography of longcase clockmaker Thomas Sherwood (Senior) (d 1821)

Thomas Sherwood (Senior) (d 1821) was recorded as working in Front Street, Yarm, Yorkshire from 1771. Sherwood was apprenticed to the clockmaker Robert Burgrave of Doncaster before he married Mary Bushley in 1771 with whom he had twelve children. Following her death in 1798, Sherwood married Ann Melbury with whom he had a further two children including Thomas Sherwood (Junior).

Thomas Sherwood (Senior) died in 1821 whereupon Thomas Sherwood (Junior) (d 1836) continued the business, having been apprenticed to the well-known maker William Pridgin of York in 1794.

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Lot FS14/816

Lot FS14/816: Thomas Sherwood Snr, Yarm, An Oak and Mahogany Longcase Clock

Thomas Sherwood Snr, Yarm, an oak and mahogany longcase clock with an eight-day duration movement striking the hours on a bell, the 12½ inch painted arched dial with black Roman numerals, a subsidiary seconds dial, decorative brass hands and painted with scenes to the four corners depicting ruined buildings with a further scene to the arch depicting fishermen and boats within a riverscape, the centre painted with the maker's name 'T. Sherwood Snr, Yarm', the falseplate to the dial embossed with the dialmaker's name 'Finnemore, B/Ham', the oak case with mahogany crossbanding to the trunk door and base with mahogany quarter columns to the trunk and standing on bracket feet, the hood having mahogany quarter columns with brass capitals and a shallow swan neck pediment, height: 220cm.

Estimate: £500 - £700
Realised: £480