A very good George III mahogany bracket clock of compact dimensions, by Louis LePlastrier, London. The twin fusee, striking, 8 day, with anchor escapement striking the hours on a bell. The broken arch silvered dial inscribed with floral swags, with strike/silent to the top, date dial to the bottom with makers cartouche to centre “Louis LePlastrier, London”. The sides have the original brass scalloped “fish scale” fretwork; the rear has a broken arched glazed door revealing the engraved movement again with central maker’s cartouche. The extremely well figured mahogany case with a broken arch triple pad top, with carry handle mounted on the central pad. A triple pad top on a clock is indicative of high quality, each pad consists of a raised section bordered with brass border inlay surrounding, with elegant moulding to all edges. The clock stands on brass ogee bracket feet. Of particular note with this piece is the excellent quality and colour of the case.
Excellent. The clock movement has been fully overhauled and serviced, minor restorations to the case.
From a private collector in Herefordshire.
English, George III, circa 1790