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The refined case with a shallow moulded cornice, similar to the case work of 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 case door has an elaborate top. The hood has a shallow arch top, which has reeded chamfer corners.
The 10 inch shallow arched brass dial is signed ‘James McCabe, London’. The dial with an Arabic minute dial enclosing two subsidiary dials, and Arabic subsidiary seconds dial and a Roman hour dial.
The substantial 8-day movement with maintaining power is of the highest quality, with five knopped pillars, a deadbeat escapement with adjustable jewelled pallets. The wooden rod pendulum has a heavy lenticular brass bob.
Height: 77 in (196 cm)
*James McCabe was born in Lurgan, Ireland and moved to London in 1778 where he worked at Cheapside and the Royal Exchange until 1811. He was made an Honorary Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers in 1781. James McCabe married Elizabeth Burn in 1775 and a number of their sons entered the family business.
Howard Walwyn Ltd Fine Antique Clocks
123 Kensington Church Street
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