Act of Parliament Clock

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1994/19: A handsome and rare George III period "ACT of PARLIAMENT" or TAVERN CLOCK by Robert Peake of Dereham (Norfolk). The 23-inch one-piece dial is painted with black Roman numerals on a cream ground, whilst the long trunk with its shaped door is decorated with chinoiserie pavilions and figures, with gilded scrollwork to the "ears" that flank the signature. The 8-day movement is of "A" frame construction whilst the large brass hands feature a counter-weight to the minute hand. Perfect working order; 56ins (142cms) high overall.


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