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Balloon bracket clock for sale by Desbois and Wheeler, Grays Inn Passage London. Circa 1820.

A very handsome and substantial balloon shaped, Regency period table clock by these highly regarded makers.

Stock No:   14161

The eight day duration, four knopped pillar, timepiece fusee movement with circular plates, having Anchor Recoil escapement with a double regulator style back cock and triangular section, long and ebonised wooden pendulum rod. Also having pendulum parking for transit and an almost spherical, brass cased pendulum bob. The substantial movement having the maker's signature engraved on the backplate: Desbois & Wheeler (of) Grays Inn Passage (London).

Behind a 7" diameter, bowed enamel off-white dial with black Roman numerals, minute ring with hour triangles and matching blued steel pierced hands. Also having a locking 'Sheraton' style polished brass bezel with bowed glass.

Contained in a well coloured and proportioned 'balloon' shaped case with an elaborated top. Having four splayed brass feet and a well formed ball finial. The oak carcass carrying well figured mahogany veneer with satinwood and ebony strung edging to the front, a silked and fretted 'keyhole' rear door and a four sided Cavetto moulded tapering top.

* This clock has 'The Look'! A top quality clock made by top quality makers and has travelled well. Desbois & Wheeler worked together in London from c.1790 - 1835. The proportions of this example are I feel, just right.

Dimensions:                                           23 1/4" high x 9 3/4" wide x 7 1/4" deep.

Circa:                                                     1820.

Condition:                                               Excellent.

Price:                                                      £4,750.00.

Investment forecast:                               5  (please see our 'Buying for Investment' page for explanation)

Balloon bracket clock for sale by Desbois and Wheeler, Grays Inn Passage London. Circa 1820.
  • Balloon bracket clock for sale by Desbois and Wheeler, Grays Inn Passage London. Circa 1820.
  • Balloon bracket clock for sale by Desbois and Wheeler, Grays Inn Passage London. Circa 1820.
  • Balloon bracket clock for sale by Desbois and Wheeler, Grays Inn Passage London. Circa 1820.
  • Balloon bracket clock for sale by Desbois and Wheeler, Grays Inn Passage London. Circa 1820.
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