Walnut grandfather clock and longcase clock cases
Walnut was used by the very best grandfather, longcase, tallcase clock makers.
A lot of the best London makers from the late seventeenth century housed their works in these cases. Usually tall and elegant and of the finest quality, some of these cases were brought north and used to house works made in this part of the country. Walnut cases were prone to woodworm and so it is possible that a works that started life in a Walnut case could now be housed in an Oak or Mahogany case.