An important George III mahogany longcase clock. Circa 1765
Figured mahogany break arch case with fine mouldings and a bolection moulded hood door flanked by stop fluted, reeded and canted corners. Surmounted by a four sided concave pedestal with brass ball and flame finial. The break arch trunk door with flame veneers matching the raised panel to the base with double plinth.
12 inch break arch brass dial with silvered subsidiary strike/silent dial to the arch flanked by double screwed pierced foliate spandrels. Finely matted centre with calendar aperture ring and large subsidiary seconds dial, oval cartouche signed Thomas Mudge London. Silvered chapter ring with Roman and Arabic numerals. Blued steel hands.
Substantial eight day movement with thick plates, five baluster pillars, anchor escapement and large backcock for the iron-rod pendulum with T-bar suspension and heavy lenticular brass-faced bob. Striking the hours on bell.
7ft 4 ins (225 cm)