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.