c. 1760 London

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A very rare and small walnut longcase by this famous maker.

The diminutive and slender case is veneered in finely figured walnut and decorated with boxwood stringing. The arched hood has sound frets to the sides, and is surmounted by a pagoda top and 3 gilt ball and spike finials. The reeded hood columns have brass capitals. The case stands on a double plinth base.

The 10 inch arched brass dial has a silvered chapter ring, and a subsidiary strike/silent dial within the arch. The chapter ring has Roman numerals and arabic 5 minute markers. Within the dial centre there is a subsidiary seconds dial, a date aperture above VI and a silvered cartouche bearing the makers signature – ‘Charles Cabrier, LONDON’. The well cast spandrels depict shells, foliage and winged serpents. The blued steel hands are finely wrought.

The 8-day brass movement which has an anchor escapement has four turned and knopped pillars and strikes the hours on a single bell.

Height : 81 ½ in (207 cm) excluding finial
Height: 85 in (216 cm) including finial

* Charles Cabrier was the father of the famous Cabrier clockmaking dynasty who were active in London throughout most of the 18th century. Charles Cabrier Senior worked in Lombard Street and was a member of the Clockmakers Company from 1697 until 1724. He was succeeded by his son of the same name who made a number of fine musical table and longcase clocks which feature in various books and museum collections. This wonderful clock bears ample testimony to the quality of the son’s work.

Charles Cabrier LONDON
Howard Walwyn Ltd Fine Antique Clocks

Howard Walwyn Ltd Fine Antique Clocks
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