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The domed top square dial case is exquisitely decorated with polychrome floral sprigs set against a soft bottle green ground colour. The case has four gilt metal flambeau finials and is surmounted by carved gilt wooden sound frets set below the dome. It retains its original gilt metal foliate handle.
The backplate has a wheatear border and the centre is very finely engraved with flowers and foliage.
Height: 15 ½ in (39 cm)
Width: 11 in (28 cm)
Depth: 6 ½ in (17 cm)
* Simon De Charmes was a French Huguenot clockmaker working in London. He became a Free Brother of the Clockmakers Company in 1691 and was active at the Sign of the Clock in Charing Cross until at least 1704.
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