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A particularly fine George III longcase clock in a classical architectural style.
The refined and elegant **case, which has achieved excellent patination, is veneered in well-figured mahogany and stands on a double plinth with moulded panel to the base and long moulded trunk door. The architectural hood with moulded door is flanked by canted corners with inset brass spines.
The brass and silvered dial is engraved with roman numerals, seconds ring and an aperture to view the day of the month. The dial is signed by the maker and above twelve o’clock is a lever to engage strike/silent option.
The exceptionally high quality five pillar movement includes a deadbeat escapement and maintaining power. The hours are sounded on a bell. The clock is complete with its original flat steel pendulum rod, massive brass bob pendulum with calibrated grating nut, weights and the original winding key.
Height: 79 in (200 cm)
* James Tregent was a celebrated maker who worked in London in from 1781 to 1808 and established his workshop in Leicester Fields. As an accomplished maker, he was appointed Watchmaker to the Prince of Wales and examples of his work were included in the Wetherfield Collection, the Victoria & Albert museum and the Guildhall Museum.
**Note: It is very rare that the names of the cabinet makers are identifiable but in this instance the case maker can be attributed to Rich who also worked for the Vulliamys and Mudge & Dutton. This attribution is made by the exceptional quality of the case and the trademark thumb moulded hood door.
Howard Walwyn Ltd Fine Antique Clocks
123 Kensington Church Street
Saturday by appointment