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The large architectural case is of high quality as can be seen by the use of extremely well figured flame mahogany veneers not only on the prominent front panels but also the supporting pillars. The Ionian capitals are crisply carved in solid mahogany, as are the sharp mouldings, which give the cornices on the pediment such fine classical definition. The sides of the case although not curl veneered, are decorated with pierced wooden frets backed with silk. The case has also faded in the light to produce an appealing variation in colour, giving the wood a warm tone and patina
The Savory family were prestigious Victorian retailers of clocks, watches and silver, with their own silversmiths and hallmark. As can be seen from the 1839 advert they were rightly proud of their premises in the City of London opposite the Bank of England. The architect of the Bank of England was Sir John Soane who took the commission in 1788 and for the next 45 years the continuing development of the institution would be the greatest achievement of his influential career. The Savorys, as retailers, would have had the clock commissioned; the movement was almost certainly made in nearby Clerkenwell and the case from a skilled cabinetmaker but it’s hard to resist the idea that the classical architectural inspiration and grand scale was not taken from “the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street.” The company was closed in 1893 and taken over by the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths of London in 1893.
|Height||56.00 cm||(22.05 inches)|
|Width||41.00 cm||(16.14 inches)|
|Depth||23.00 cm||(9.06 inches)|