Barrauds, Cornhill, London. No. 1299.
Delightful small Regency mahogany and ebony inlaid longcase clock. The round painted dial signed Barrauds Cornhill London 1299 with Roman hour numerals and seconds dial. Blued steel spade hands. The high quality eight day five pillar movement with substantial shouldered plates, Graham type dead beat escapement striking the hours on a bell and signed on the backplate Barrauds Cornhill London. Wood rod pendulum with brass lenticular bob and calibrated rating nut, brass cased weights.
The pretty flame mahogany case with shallow arch top, ripple cornice mouldings, glazed side panels and canted angles flanking fielded panels to the hood door with finely turned brass bezel. The highly figured arched trunk door with ebony banding, flanked by canted sides, ebonised mouldings to the base with a single plinth.
- Height. 6ft. 4 in. (193 cm)
- Date circa 1810
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.