A late 18th century Brass Mounted Fruitwood table clock William Allam, London

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Lot 74*
A late 18th century Brass Mounted Fruitwood table clock
William Allam, London

Sold for £ 10,062 (US$ 12,920) inc. premium

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19 Jun 2019, 14:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

A late 18th century Brass Mounted Fruitwood table clock
William Allam, London
The previously ebonised case now polished to show the fruit wood, with extensive brass embellishments. The inverted bell top with baluster handle accompanied by four acorn corned finials, the upper moulding of the case in brass with similar matching mouldings above the base of the case, the broken arch door with brass lined frame with frets to the sides, the side panels with pierced and engraved brass frets with red silk grounds, the case raised on bracket feet. The break arch dial with subsidiary dials in the arch for strike silent and rise/fall, between the dials a cartouche singed William Allam, London, the main dial with simple floral low relief spandrels, the chapter ring with Roman numerals and outer circle with Arabic numbered divisions, the centre of the dial is finely matted with a dummy pendulum sector below XII and a square date aperture above VI, the twin fusee movement with five plain baluster pillars, the verge escapement with a light bob pendulum and rise and fall regulation, the rack striking movement with a flirt action snail and a leaf spring lever for hour repeating, fully engraved backplate, the pendulum hold fast and rise and fall lever all fully engraved. The backplate signed Wm. Allam London. 39.5cms (15/2ins) high
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