Mahogany verge bracket clock signed James Warren Canterbury.

Circa 1795, Canterbury Kent England.

In full working order though the movement needs a clean before it can be given a two year guarantee.

Dimensions: 43.00cm high x 32.50cm wide x 20.00cm deep

Eight-day fusee movement with original escapement. Every component in the escapement is original, which is unusual. Often the crown wheel with its distinctive tooth form has been replaced because wear or the complete escapement has been removed in Victorian times and replaced with an anchor escapement. The backplate has some very attractive engraving with three floral swags and sunburst motif, which has the screw for the bottom potence at its centre. The screw for the apron, which protects the verge knife-edge, is also neatly place in the middle of a flower. The movement strikes the hour on a bell, which can be repeated via the cord coming through the bottom of the case.
The 8” painted iron dial has its original background with the signature and numerals strengthened due to over fading. The matching steel hands also seem to bear some stylistic reference to engraved circles of the backplate.
The mahogany case has some nice figured curl veneers with good colour. The case design is often referred to as a single padtop, a description of the applied veneered panel and brass mount, which holds the handle. Typical of this case style with a round dial, is the brass convex bezel and fish scale frets which are attached to the front door. The cast brass strips on the chamfered corners are a nice detail.

Dimensions: 43.00cm high x 32.50cm wide x 20.00cm deep

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Mahogany verge bracket clock signed James Warren Canterbury.