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THIS grandfather clock, left, has an 18th century German mechanism and an early 20th century mahogany mahogany, common name for the Meliaceae, a widely distributed family of chiefly tropical shrubs and trees, often having scented wood. The valuable hardwood called mahogany is obtained from many members of the family; in America and Europe it is imported for  case, eight day weight driven movement (three weights, five 'rods' for Westminster chimes on each quarter hour), Roman numerals Roman numerals

System of representing numbers devised by the ancient Romans. The numbers are formed by combinations of the symbols I, V, X, L, C, D, and M, standing, respectively, for 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500, and 1,000 in the Hindu-Arabic numeral system.
, sold brass under and decorative brass around an aluminium clock face, with Tempus Fugit Tempus fugit is a Latin expression meaning "time flees", more commonly translated as "time flies". It is frequently used as an inscription on clocks. The expression was first used in the verse Georgica written by Roman poet Virgil:  inscribed in·scribe  
tr.v. in·scribed, in·scrib·ing, in·scribes
a. To write, print, carve, or engrave (words or letters) on or in a surface.

b. To mark or engrave (a surface) with words or letters.
 above. The total height including the brass decorative elementon the top is 93 inches, width of the cabinet is 13 inches and width at the base is 19 inches.

IM, Irby Thank you for your photo and the detailed description of your long case clock.

Though you have stated that the dial and mechanism are somewhat earlier than the later 20th century mahogany case, from the photograph the face appears to becontemporary. This is a handsome looking clock, albeit 20th century and I would suggest a figure in the region of pounds 3,000 for insurance purposes THIS is a photograph of an ottoman/blanket chest bought second hand by my mother in Southport for pounds 13 in the 1960s. Have you any idea of today's value?

DK, Prenton This attractive blanket chest is made of oak was literally produced to store blankets and linen. The panelled front denotes 18th century period and style. However this piece is of a later date, probably 19th or 20th century. The tell-tale signs are the feet - they are too perfect for an earlier piece. Had the piece been 18th century, the chest would have been dragged across stone floors, resulting in wear and tear on the feet Value for an 18th century chest would be pounds 750 - pounds 1,00. for a 19th/20th century, pounds 200-pounds 300Mike Litherland works for Outhwaite and Litherland Auctioneers and Valuers, Kingsway Galleries, Fontenoy St, Liverpool L3

Send your questions (ideally with pictures which cannot be returned) to Mike Litherland, What's It Worth?, c/o Daily Post Features, PO Box 48, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L69 3EB
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 30, 2005
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