A fine quality George III mahogany longcase clock with a twelve inch break arch silvered dial signed Muckarsie, Holborn. Having a subsidiary strike/silent dial to the arch, subsidiary seconds dial and calendar dial above VII. Blued steel hands. The high quality movement is of eight day duration and has five pillars, an anchor escapement and strikes the hours on a bell.
The Mudge, Holmes style case is veneered in flame figured mahogany, acquiring a lovely colour and patina, with break arch to the hood, a single pedestal with brass ball finial and canted stop fluted corners. Long trunk door with well figured flame veneer, raised panel to the base with double plinth on pad feet.
- Height. 7ft. 3 in. (223 cm)
- Date circa 1790
James Muckarsie (Mackarsie) is listed as working in London (47 High Holborn), a member of the Clockmakers Company in 1784. He died in 1801. His son George James Muckarsie was a clock and chronometer maker working in Great Queen Street, London.
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