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James McCabe, Royal Exchange, London...

James McCabe, Royal Exchange, London, a large and grand Mahogany eight bell quarter Chiming clock; the mahogany case has a breakarch top with a single pad with a brass border; the front door is edged with brass Quadrant and has Canted and reeded brass stopped corners with brass returns top and bottom; the sides have silk backed fishscale sound frets with handles above and the whole case sits on four brass bracket feet; the painted full arch dial retains its original background and has two subsidiary dials for the date and Strike/silent; the gilded matched hands are delicately pierced and the subsidiary hands are counterpoised; the substantial three train, chain fusee movement has verge Escapement; it chimes the quarter on eight bells and on the hour it plays four runs of the chime and strikes the hour on a single bell; the footed plates have an engraved border which is repeated around the back cock, apron, brackets and around the central signature 'James McCabe London.' It has strike/silent and a trip repeat cord which repeats the quarter and the hour; circa 1810. 18.25in (47cm) high

Guide Price: £10000 to £15000 (Derek Roberts Fine Antique Clocks & Barometers)
Date of valuation: 2008

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