Small Mahogany Longcase Clock by Richard Chater, London


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Object Description

The case boasts some very fine well-figured flame mahogany veneers with a rich colour. The hood has a broken-arch moulded cornice surmounted with three original cast brass ball finials, stop-fluted canted hood corners and panels of fish-scale fret to the front and sides. The similarly arched trunk door is also flanked by pilasters, over a panelled plinth.

This clock is made even more attractive by the addition of its enamel (rather than painted) 12-inch convex dial which is signed Richd. Chater, 14 Cornhill, London,

The clock has a superior five pillar 8-day rack striking movement, striking on a bell, anchor escapement and maintaining power.

Original matching gilt spade hands.

The pendulum has a very large heavy brass bob, and correspondingly large rating nut.

Two brass shelled weights.

Overall, this is a delightful, small and sophisticated clock, which would compliment both traditional and contemporary decor.

Object History

Richard Chater was apprenticed to his father, James, in 1774 and became Free of the Clockmaker’s Company in 1781. He is recorded as being in business at 14 Cornhill, London between 1786 and 1812.

Object Condition

The photographs show the clock prior to restoration, but the price includes the restoration / movement overhaul, and a 3-year guarantee.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1935 713333

Dealer Location

Bank Farm,
Lower Odcombe,
BA22 8TY

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