A George IV carved mahogany wheel barometer with inset, the case attributed to Gillows  The timepiece signed Ganthony, 83 Cheapside, London
Lot 335
A George IV carved mahogany wheel barometer with inset, the case attributed to Gillows
The timepiece signed Ganthony, 83 Cheapside, London
£5,000 - 6,000
US$ 8,400 - 10,000
Lot Details
Fine English Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art
A George IV carved mahogany wheel barometer with inset, the case attributed to Gillows
The timepiece signed Ganthony, 83 Cheapside, London
The elaborate case surmounted by a carved shell over a removable hygrometer flanked by ivory finials, further set with an alcohol thermometer and timepiece with signed five inch enamel Roman dial with matching moon hands, the 12 inch silvered barometer dial with blued steel hand and adjustable brass recording hand operated via the ivory knob below, engraved with seven weather predictions ranging over the finely divided 28-31 inch scale, with spirit level below, the single gut fusee timepiece movement with rectangular plates and anchor escapement, the pendulum on a silk suspension with holdfast bracket set to the backplate and start/stop lever activated from the front, 36cm wide, 8.5cm deep, 110cm high (14in wide, 3in deep, 43in high).

Footnotes

  • Richard Pinfold Ganthony (d.1845) of Cheapside, London was the son of the master clockmaker Richard Ganthony and is first recorded as working in 1821.

    This style of shell carving relates to a pair of Gillows stamped hall chairs with shell carved splats which are in the collection of Abbott Hall Art Gallery, Kendal. Gillows also made a set of shell back hall chairs for the Reverend Holland Edwards of Pennant, Conway, North Wales, in 1811. See S.Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840, Vol I, Suffolk, 2008, pl.177.
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