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A Late Georgian Musical Table Clock

H: 32 in / 80 cm  |  W: 19.5 in / 49 cm  |  D: 11 in / 28 cm

Description

A Late Georgian Musical Table Clock
By Thomas Roskell

The well patinated carved mahogany case having a fluted and foliate carved pagoda top surmounted by an urn finial, the front angles with protruding Corinthian columns, the sides with hinged rectangular doors with pierced trellis frets, raised on a stepped plinth base over scrolling foliate feet, the pointed arch, gilt brass dial mask finely engraved with scrolling foliage, the white enameled dial with Roman numerals, signed 'THOMAS ROSKELL'; operated by a triple chain fusee movement chiming the quarters on a nest of eight bells and the hours on a coiled steel gong applied to the back door, with anchor escapement and pendulum.
Circa 1825

Literature

Brian Loomes' 'Watch and Clockmakers of the World' (NAG Press 2006) lists Thomas Roskell as a London based clockmaker, born circa 1790.

REF No. 9128

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