A Regency Mahogany Bracket Clock


A fine Regency bracket clock in a mahogany case.

A fine Regency bracket clock in a mahogany case, the pad top with gilt brass fillet border with a decorative gilt brass handle, to an arched top with complex moulded edge over sides with silk lined gilt brass fish scale inset sides, and with a hinged door to the front with a cast gilt brass bezel with convex glass and a pair of gilt brass fish scale lower quadrant frets, with a cream painted convex 8” dial with Roman numerals in black with outer minute track and plain blued steel hands, the dial marked EDWD: JEFFEREYS CHATTHAM, and with an eight day twin fusee movement striking the hours on a bell with a repeating function, with a finely engraved backplate and similarly decorated pendulum bob, the inside front plate stamped ‘I. HARPER’, and on a plinth base raised on gilt brass bracket feet. English, circa 1810. Supplied with a door key and a winding key.

Condition: Overall very good, the clock is in excellent condition with no damage to the case, there are minor marks consistent with age, the dial is in good condition and appears to have the original paint, the movement has been fully serviced and overhauled and is in excellent working order.

The clock movement was supplied by John Harper, who was a significant maker of clocks in the early 19th century; he is recorded as having operated from a workshop in Goswell Street (now Goswell Road) in the City, between 1802-1824. Edward Jeffreys is probably a retailer.

Height = 41 cm (16”)
Width = 32 cm (12.5”)
Depth = 20 cm (8”)