News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Wakefield-Scearce Galleries has recently received into their stock a spectacular deep mahogany veneered eight-day dome top Georgian bracket clock dating back to the late eighteenth century. The clock, designed by John Taylor, who was a member of the Clockmaker’s Company of London, features beautifully turned acorn finials and canted corners. It rests on a brass base supported by gilded cast brass feet which match the intricate floral gilt brass filigree that is inset on the sides and front of the clock.
A silver dial is mounted on an arched engraved brass panel adorned with gilded filigree corners that is viewed through a glass hinged door. The main dial boasts large Roman numerals indicating the hour and Arabic numerals indicating the minute. An inner circle of engraved numerals on the clock face indicate the day of the month. Two other silver dials can be found at the top of the arch that set the chimes of the clock. In between the two top dials is another silver plate that is inscribed ”John Taylor, London”.
The original verge escapement is still in place and can be viewed through a glass door in the clock’s anterior. A hand engraved back plate depicts a basket of flowers and can also be viewed through this same door. The clock has the ability to be set to chime every quarter hour and may also be set to play several differently chimed tunes.
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