Rare Regency Mahogany Clock Barometer by Anthony of London, with Case attributed to Gillows

Rare Regency Mahogany Clock Barometer by Anthony of London, with Case attributed to Gillows
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Rare Regency Mahogany Clock Barometer by Anthony of London, with Case attributed to Gillows

C. 1830 England
£8,500.00
Height111.00 cm
43.70 inches
Width36.00 cm
14.17 inches
Depth9.00 cm
3.54 inches
The 12" diameter barometer dial is surrounded by carved acanthus leaves, supporting the ebonised harewood scrolls and architectural pediment of the clock movement. Further carved scrolls border the thermometer box and support the turned ivory finial the reeded design of which is reflected in the barometer set screw. The hygrometer is encompassed by ebonised harewood and terminates in a deeply carved shell.

The quality of the case and in particular the design and depth of the carved shell often seen on Gillow chairs attributes the case to the London workshops of Gillows.

Richard Pinfold Anthony

He is listed in "Barometers Makers and Retailers 1660-1900" by Edwin Banfield as a clock and chronometer maker at 62 Cheapside London between 1821 to 1845 and considered an important maker of the day. The single fusee movement with a neat mechanism to start the clock from the front using the barometer set key is a unique feature. The movement is of 8 day duration with silk suspension and "Brocot" time keeping pendulum adjustment and faced by a white enamel dial. The clock movement has been fully serviced and the barometer re-tubed and calibrated.

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