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The case, of Kentian architectural form, is constructed in a rich Cuban mahogany, with carved adornments; rising from a breakfront plinth, carved with a running stiff leaf band; the inspection door, of truncated inverted triangulated form is released by a spring catch situated to the rear of the case; the entrelac and leaf carved hood has a scroll dressed broken swan neck pediment, with a central carved bust of Chronos, encloses a brass faced arched dial, driven by an eight day, three train quarter hour striking movement, the quarters being struck on 6 bells, and the hours on a separate bell, with figural spandrels of the Four Seasons to the angles, and showing subsidiary dials with moon phases, seconds and a date aperture; the silvered chapter ring has the seconds in Arabic, and the hours in Roman numerals, indicated by blued steel hands, flanked by spandrels of Mercury and Pan. Dial signed by the maker, ‘Henry Harrison London’.
R.W. Symonds, ‘English Furniture from Charles II to George II’ published 1938
Furniture History Society 2012 Yearbook ‘A re-appraisal of William Hallet’
Hotspur ‘Eighty Years of Antique Dealing’ pp 260-61
Antiquarian Horology, Volume 1, December 1953-1956
Brian Loomes ‘Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World’ NAG Press 2006
R. W. Symonds April 1938, ‘The Connoisseur’ pp 83-89
William Kent ‘Designing Georgian Britain’ Yale Press 2014
|Height||247.00 cm||(97.24 inches)|
|Width||58.00 cm||(22.83 inches)|
|Depth||30.00 cm||(11.81 inches)|