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8-Day plated movement with a long brass bob pendulum and lead weight on a pulley.
The 25 inch black painted dial has a band of gilt Roman numerals and a gilt outer band for the minutes and fine Arabic five minute markers. The restored serpentine hands are in brass. The gilt wood bezel surrounding the dial is carved with well carved interlacing fronds and foliage.
The exceptional figured mahogany case has a carved ribbon and rose around the border edge and is surmounted by elaborate swannecks terminating in carved rose paterae, below which is a finely carved double gilt swag of flowers and foliage.
The ogee shaped mahogany trunk door with its egg and dart carved edge moulding hangs between two fluted freestanding pillars with gilt Corinthian capitals and Doric bases.
This highly important Tablet Dial Tavern Clock would have hung in an important public or civic building or country house. The quality of the carving of both the mahogany and giltwood and the overall shape of the case attest to the influence of a high-quality cabinetmaker. The only other recorded example of this form which must have been made in the same workshop is illustrated on page 97 of The Dictionary of English Furniture, Volume 2 by Ralph Edwards which is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
|Height||74.00 inch||(187.96 cm)|
|Width||335.00 inch||(850.90 cm)|
Howard Walwyn Ltd Fine Antique Clocks
123 Kensington Church Street
Saturday by appointment