A delightful Regency library timepiece of small proportions by Will Chater of London dating from c.1830.
The ebonised gadroon-topped case has inlaid brass decoration, with locking glazed front and rear doors. It is surmounted with a small brass acorn finial and is raised on brass feet. The case and movement are in excellent original condition, with no lifting of the brass fretwork as is commonly seen with this form of decoration. The back door is glazed.
The well engraved silvered dial is signed for Will Chater, London.
At just over 4 inches deep, this clock is ideal for a narrow mantelpiece or shelf.It is shown photographed against a carriage clock to get a sense of proportions.
The 8-day timepiece fusee movement is to be overhauled and guaranteed for 3 years. The backplate features a pendulum-securing screw for transporting the clock.
- Height: 10¾ inches (27cms)
- Width: 6¼ inches (15.5cms)
- Depth: 4¼ inches (11cms)
William Chater is thought to have worked in London from around 1804 until 1845. From 1811 till 1826 he was at 134 Goswell Street, then from 1832 until 1845 at 163 Goswell Street.
An example of one of his clocks is featured in The Georgian Bracket Clock 1714-1830 by Richard Barder on page 207.
The price includes delivery within mainland UK.
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