A fine timepiece regulator longcase by Fladgate, London, dating from the 1790s. The superior quality 8 day, six pillar movement has a dead-beat escapement and bolt and shutter maintaining power.
When a cord situated behind the trunk door is pulled, the maintaining power is activated, and a shutter opens to reveal the winding hole.
Heavy brass pendulum bob, and polished brass-cased weight.
The case has beautifully figured flame mahogany veneers, the hood with broken pediment and surmounted with a wooden urn finial. The base has a panel of matched veneers, raised on a decorative shaped apron plinth.
The 10-inch square silvered dial has Roman numerals and Arabic minutes, subsidiary seconds dial.
Original matching blued steel hands.