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1890/18: John Harris, LONDON: A small 18th century WALL CLOCK in full working order, with its original eight-day VERGE movement. The mahogany case features a deeply moulded dial surround, whilst the 10-inch diameter silvered dial is engraved with the signature. Guaranteed for at least two years. *There are a few clockmakers of this name, but only two who worked in London. This is likely to be John Harris, son of William Aaron Harris. Apprenticed in 1761 hebecame a member of the Clockmakers Company in 1772 (NB: The "verge" or "crown wheel" escapement is the earliest known type of mechanical escapement). c.1775

clock, Georgian, verge, Wall

£2150

1799/18: John Swinburn of SUNDERLAND: a very good quality mid-18th century BRACKET CLOCK, fully restored and in perfect working order. The ebonised case is surmounted by a "bell" top with a finely cast ormolu handle and four ormolu finials. The 8-day movement retains its original verge escapement, striking and repeating hours on a bell. Fine dial with "Strike/Silent" in the arch and date aperture above "VI". Engraved backplate with engraved signature and heart-shaped back-cock. 20ins (51cms) high. *John Swinburn (Father and Son, Jonathan) worked as Clockmakers in Sunderland from circa 1745 c.1750

18thcentury, bracket, clock, verge

£5450

1787/18: Wm. Fleetwood of London: a fine 18th century mahogany BRACKET CLOCK in full working order. The case, typically third quarter of the century features a "bell" top with cast handle; ormolu spandrels to the arched front door and bracket feet. The 8-day movement retains its original verge escapement with a finely engraved backplate striking hours on a bell, and repeating hours at will. The good chapter-ring-and-spandrels dial features "Strike/Silent" in the arch; mock pendulum; and date aperture. A handsome Bracket Clock ~ guaranteed for at least two years. 20ins high excluding the handle. c.1770

bracket, clock, London, verge

£5650

1701/18: John Taylor of LONDON: a very fine quality late 18th cent BRACKET CLOCK in perfect working order. The decorative ebonised case features a bell top surmounted by an ormolu figure; four ormolu finials and prolific ormolu decoration to the front door and base. The 8-day movement strikes and repeats hours on a bell, and retains its original verge escapement. The fine dial has a pretty engraved scene to the centre; orginal blued steel hands; date aperture; cast spandrels and "Strike/Silent" control to the arch. 20.5ins high excluding finial. *John Taylor is recorded working in Upper Moorfields, London around 1780. c.1775

bracket, clock, London, verge

£5450

1450/17: A pretty and very useful mid 19th century rosewood WINE TABLE. The unusual top, with its 'scalloped' edges, is veneered in finely-figured Brazilian rosewood and is supported on a solid rosewood column, itself carved with lappets, leading to well-carved cabriole legs and scrolled feet. A pretty table, measuring 20ins diameter and 28.5ins high. (51 x 72cms) c.1845

18thcentury, bracket, clock, furniture, side, Table, verge, wine

£785

1330/16: ANONYMOUS: a handsome mid-19th century rosewood (Railway) MANTLE TIMEPIECE of "Four-Glass" type in perfect working order. The well-figured rosewood case is fitted with Gothic brass fretwork panels to the sides and is supported on compressed bun feet below the 'cushion' shaped base. The 8-day fusee movement, complete with original pendulum retains its good engraved and silvered dial together with "Breguet" moon hands. Unsigned but with a plaque underneath: "GWR 97" which refers to it once having been the property of the Great Western Railway. 14ins ( 35.5cms) high. c.1840

18thcentury, bracket, clock, mantle, railway, rosewood, verge

£1950