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Thomas Sherwood (Junior) (d 1836)

Biography of longcase clockmaker Thomas Sherwood (Junior) (d 1836)

Thomas Sherwood (Junior) (d 1836) was the son of Thomas Sherwood (Senior) (d 1821) and succeeded to his father's clock-making business in 1821, having been apprenticed to the well-known clockmaker William Pridgin of York in 1794.

In 1807, Thomas Sherwood (Junior) married Eleanor, who died giving birth whereupon he immediately married Jane Chapman with whom he had eight children.

Thomas Sherwood (Junior) died in 1836.

One of his children by Jane Chapman, Thomas, became the third clockmaker in the family, taking on the business in 1836 after the death of his father.

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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