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The refined case with shallow arch design based on those used by Thomas Mudge, is veneered with mahogany of fine colour and patination. Standing on block feet, there is a double plinth to the moulded panelled base. The long door has a shallow arch top similar to the hood which has reeded canted corners and is surmounted by a single mount and brass ball finial.
The 10 inch brass dial has a silvered finish and is laid out in the traditional style with two blued steel pointers and a subsidiary seconds dial below XII. The maker’s scrolling signature Bartholemew Devis, LONDON is set within the shallow arch.
The 8-day duration movement has a deadbeat escapement with bolt and shutter maintaining power. The high quality pendulum is of flat steel design with a large brass bob and numbered engraved brass rating nut below.
Date: circa 1785 - 1790
Height: 79 in (201 cm) including finial
Howard Walwyn Ltd Fine Antique Clocks
123 Kensington Church Street
Saturday by appointment