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My Father purchased a 7' Oak Grandfather Clock, circa 1730,

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My Father purchased a 7' Oak Grandfather Clock, circa 1730, while living in England in the early 1970's. Best we can tell from our Fathers' records, the clock was made in Lancaster, England. It is in excellent condition and keeps time. Any idea's on approximate value if sold to a reputable antique dealer and/or put up at auction?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 2 years ago.
Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser, and I'd be happy to help.I will need to see an overall photo of the clock, a close-up of the face, and a close-up of the clockworks. Please also let me know any marks, stamps, or labels anywhere on the clock, including the clockworks.Sincerely,Jennifer
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks, Jennifer. I have pics of the face and an overall, but will need to get a pic of the clockworks for you. I'm unaware of any marks, labels, or stamps, but will look. May not get to it until tomorrow. In the meantime, the face and overall pics are attached. - Wade
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 2 years ago.
Thanks. Could you also get me a close-up of the lower part of the face, or just tell me what is written there? Tomorrow is fine.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Jennifer,Attached is a pic of the pendulum and another pic of the clockface with the glass door open. Hopefully you can enlarge the pic and see the writing. The large lettering reads, 'ROCHDALE'. Again, we think the clock was made in Lancaster, England circa 1730.-Wade
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Jennifer,
Based upon the pics & information provided,
Do you have an idea of approximate value?
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 2 years ago.
So sorry, by the time you got back to me I had left for vacation. However, I am going to log in from the business center later this afternoon so I can get into my databases.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Jennifer,Hope you're having a good vacation. Let me know when you're back and hopefully you can give me your opinion about our grandfather clock.Thanks,-Wade