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Thomas Mudge & William Dutton, London SOLD

SOLD

A fine George III mahogany longcase clock. Circa 1775

Elegant figured mahogany break arch case with fine mouldings and a bolection moulded hood door flanked by stop fluted, reeded and canted corners. Surmounted by a brass ball and flame finial on a four sided concave pedestal. The break arch trunk door with flame veneers matching the raised panel to the base with double plinth.

12 inch break arch brass dial with subsidiary calendar dial to the arch flanked by pierced foliate double screwed spandrels. Silvered chapter dial with Roman and Arabic numerals and large subsidiary seconds dial signed Thos. Mudge Willm. Dutton London. Blued steel hands. The substantial eight day movement with thick plates, five large baluster pillars, anchor escapement with long steel crutch and large backcock for the steel-rod pendulum with T-bar suspension and heavy lenticular brass-faced bob. Striking the hours on a bell.

Height 7ft 2 ins (218 cm)