There are all kinds of grandfather clocks but one going up for bid at a clock auction November 17 is a granddaddy of them all!
It's a Richard Whittington Grandfather Clock that will be in a special clock auction at Fontaine's Auction Gallery in Pittsfield, a town in Western Massachusetts.
I saw this humongous, 12 foot clock while attending a different auction at Fontaine's last month.
Quite frankly, I never saw anything like it in my entire life!
It's heavily carved in dark oak. One feels dwarfed standing next to it and has to look wayyyyyy up to see to its top!
People would see the clock, stop in their tracks, stretch their necks up to get a peek at the top and make comments.
One lady said, "Wow, did you ever see anything like that?"
"Where would you put it?" her friend asked.
"You'd have to have a very big entryway," she said.
The clock has a date on it of 1793.
Sir Richard Whittington served four times as Lord Mayor of London.
There's a four foot carving of young Whittington on the door of the clock as well as his cat chasing mice!
An estimate of between $100,000 and $250,000 is given for the clock.
The clock apparently came from a Pennsylvania estate.
Check out the website, www.fontainesauction.net for more details on this extremely unique and fascinating clock as well as on the upcoming clock auction at Fontaines!
DO YOU LIKE GRANDFATHER CLOCKS? DO YOU HAVE ONE?