Barrauds, Cornhill, London. No. 1094.
Delightful small Regency mahogany and ebony inlaid longcase clock. The round painted dial signed Barrauds Cornhill London 1094 with Roman hour numerals and seconds dial. Mercury gilt brass spade hands, blued steel seconds hand. The superb quality, eight day five pillar movement having substantial shouldered plates, Graham type dead beat escapement, Harrison's maintaining power and strikes the hours on a bell. The backplate is signed Barrauds Cornhill London. The wood rod pendulum has a heavy brass lenticular bob and silvered calibrated rating nut, brass cased weights with a lighter weight for the going side.
The pretty flame mahogany case with chamfer top, ripple cornice mouldings, pierced wood side frets and canted angles flanking fielded brass bound panels to the hood door with finely turned brass bezel. The highly figured arched trunk door with ebony banding, flanked by canted sides, elegant stepped mouldings to the base which has an ebony moulding and a double plinth.
Date circa 1810
Height. 6ft. 4 in. (193 cm)
Paul Philip Barraud was a fine clock and chronometer maker, he worked from Cornhill, London. Master of the Clockmakers' Company in 1810 and a partner with W. Howells and George Jamison in 1797 - 1799 for making Thomas Mudge's Timekeepers. He died in 1820.