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Striking fusee library mantel clock. Very small and rare 5 glass, in a Rosewood case. Circa 1835.

An exceptionally small, double fusee library clock with the rare feature of strike repeat.

Stock No:   14237

The good, double chain fusee, five pillar movement with Anchor Recoil escapement, rack striking the hours on a tuned bell, strike/silent lever and repeat-at-will button. Also, shouldered plates, pendulum transit lock and micrometer regulation. The backplate being stamped with the serial number "453".

Behind a 3 1/2" wide by 4" high visible area, engraved and silvered brass dial having Roman numerals within the minute ring, strike/silent switching lever above the numeral XII and the well executed maker's signature ""JA(ME)'S WHITELAW (of) Edinburgh" below the numeral XII. Also having matching 'open moon' hands and a silvered and chamfered sight frame set within the door.

Contained in a rosewood case, the sides and top glass panels being thick and bevelled. The top Cavetto moulding above a further scalloped moulding and the base being made up of Serpentine and Ogee moulding above a straight sided plinth. Also having front and rear locking doors, a top set strike repeating button and mounted upon four 'squashed bun and plate' feet.

* This 'Library' clock is rare not only because it strikes, has a silent feature and repeat button but, because of its diminutive size. It is extremely well executed and has pleasing proportions and colour. James Whitelaw of Edinburgh was born in 1776 and died in 1846. He was a maker of great repute and always produced clocks of the highest quality. This special small clock is extremely good value.

Dimensions:                                9 1/8" high x 6" wide x 5 3/8" deep.

Circa:                                          1835.

Condition:                                    Excellent and original.

Price:                                           £8,500.00.

Investment forecast:                    4 (this clock is expected to increase in value by 40% over the next decade).

Striking fusee library mantel clock. Very small and rare 5 glass, in a Rosewood case. Circa 1835.
  • Striking fusee library mantel clock. Very small and rare 5 glass, in a Rosewood case. Circa 1835.
  • Striking fusee library mantel clock. Very small and rare 5 glass, in a Rosewood case. Circa 1835.
  • Striking fusee library mantel clock. Very small and rare 5 glass, in a Rosewood case. Circa 1835.
  • Striking fusee library mantel clock. Very small and rare 5 glass, in a Rosewood case. Circa 1835.
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