A fine late 18th/early 19th century mahogany floor standing regulator
James Tregent, London
The case with shallow arched cornice with intricate moulding over canted and stop fluted front angles and long rectangular side panels, the long door with flame figuring and conforming shallow arched top over a panelled base with double apron, the signed silvered one-piece dial with outer Arabic minute track and blued steel central minute hand (counter balanced behind the dial) enclosing the large subsidiary dial for running seconds set over a sector-shaped aperture showing Roman hours, the movement with substantial shouldered plates united by six knopped pillars latched to the frontplate, with maintaining power and deadbeat escapement, each wheel of six crossings and with high count pinions and end-stops double-screwed to the backplate, on a 1-inch thick seatboard, the pendulum with circular-section ebonised wooden rod terminating in a heavy brass lenticular bob, driven by a small lacquered brass weight 1.92m (6ft 3.5ins) high.
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