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The dial is signed G. Cornell, Maidstone and the pendulum bears the number 533.
The clock has a rectangular case with floriate urn finials, the arched pediment with maskhead mount and turned boss top surmounted by an urn. The arched door with scrolling shell mounts, the canted sides with scrolling ribbon tied trophy mounts, the arched pierced sides below serpent and shell drop handles.
The arched brass dial with foliate mounts and corners. There is a 7" signed silvered Roman chapter ring with outer five minute Arabic divisions and sanded centred, the arch with silvered subsidiary dials marked.
The brass four pillar with triple barrel movement chiming musically on eight bells and striking on a gong.
The clock comes complete with original pendulum, bell and key.
It keeps really good time and is delightful to look at.
You are viewing this item in its excellent original untouched condition. Any restoration that is required will be accomplished before delivery and is included in the price.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 72 x Width 47 x Depth 29.5
Dimensions in inches:
Height 28.3 x Width 18.5 x Depth 11.6
G Cornell of Maidstone - was a renown jeweller who opened its doors to the public in 1796. He provided the latest trends in jewellery and giftware. He also produced pieces for clock makers.
Over the next two centuries the company carried on this tradition by stocking new exciting collections. Giving Cornell the perfect blend of established traditional brands whilst introducing innovating styles of jewellery.
The shop still exists and is situated in the bustling heart of Maidstone in the desirable area of Gabriel’s Hill.
318 Green Lanes