IRISH TALL-CASE CLOCK BY WILLIAM HERON Late 18th Century Mahogany case, the bonnet with a scrolled broken arch pediment and the trunk with quarter columns. Rocking ship movement in lunette. Dial marked “William Heron Newtown-Ards”. Works original to case and are being cleaned by our clock man and are fully functioning. Notes: “Rocking Ship” clock mechanisms employ a simple yet charming automaton. The painted ship rocks on the waves with every swing of the pendulum giving the tall case clock a wonderful presence, highly sought after by clock collectors and those who love the ocean. William Heron was active in Newtownards in the North of Ireland from 1778-1795. He later took up shop in Liverpool between 1795 and 1800.


Height: 89.5 in (227.33 cm)

Width: 21.5 in (54.61 cm)

Depth: 10.5 in (26.67 cm)

Style: Chippendale (Of the Period)
Materials and Techniques: Brass,Iron,Mahogany
Place of Origin: Ireland, Northern
Period: Late 18th Century
Date of Manufacture: 1778-1795



Repaired: Very minor case restoration. All original case to works. –works being cleaned by our profession clock person and are fully functioning. Wear consistent with age and use.