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2088/19: A fine 18th century mahogany BRACKET CLOCK of compact size and in good original condition. The case is typically George III, with its “bell” top; set of four cast brass ‘pineapple’ finials and cast carrying handle. To the sides are twin ormolu panels cast with cherubs whilst the front door features similar ormolu spandrels. The 8-day movement, with engraved backplate retains its original verge escapement striking and repeating hours on a bell, whilst the good dial has Strike/Silent control in the arch and a third gilded hand, to show the date. Signed: John Taylor to the cartouche below “XII”. 18ins high. *John Taylor worked at 41, Upper Moorfields, from 1784 until 1788. c.1785

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2031/19: An exceptional 18th century verge BRACKET CLOCK in remarkably good original condition. The ebonised case with its upper carrying handle, features cast ormolu caryatids to the canted corners, and a gilded slip frame to the front door. The 8-day movement retains its original verge escapement with a finely engraved backplate (numbered 518), striking hours on a bell & repeating the hours at will. The fine dial with ornate spandrels, has "Strike/Silent" to the arch and the date above "VI", whilst the centre is finely engraved with a scene and a signature. 19ins high. *A beautiful 250-year-old bracket clock in perfect working order. c.1770

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2009/19: An impressive and very original BRACKET CLOCK by Edward Howard of London. The case is ebonised with a cast brass handle to the “bell” top; ornate spandrels; fish-scale frets to the side panels and original ebonised feet. The 8-day movement retains its original “verge” escapement, striking hours on a bell, whilst the dial is engraved and silvered, with ornate scrollwork to the four corners. Original blued steel hands; Strike/Silent control to the arch and date aperture above “VI”. Full working order and guaranteed at least two years. *Edward HOWARD is recorded working in Kirby Street, London from 1780-1805 c.1790

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1984/19: A fine quality and original George III mahogany BRACKET CLOCK from the third quarter of the 18th century. The case of "bell-top" design features a brass carrying handle to the top; pierced fretwork corners to the front door and original mahogany feet. The 8-day movement, with a finely engraved backplate, retains its original verge escapement, striking hours on a bell and repeating hours at will. The dial is very fine, with cast spandrels; original blued steel hands; date aperture above "VI" and "Strike/ Silent" control in the arch. Engraved signature to the shaped cartouche: John Rapton LONDON. 18ins high (excl handle). c.1770

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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

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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

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