c.1815 English Satinwood Mantle Clock

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c.1815 English Satinwood Mantle Clock
Inv. #: e68
Maker:

Thomas Weeks, Coventry Street, London.

Description:

A very nice early 19th century English satinwood time-only mantle timepiece by Thomas Weeks, Coventry Street, London.

Case:

The shaped satinwood case has ebony trim, a brass backplate and stands on four feet with leveling screws. It is surmounted by a large finial flanked by draped garlands.

Dial:

The white porcelain dial with black lettering has Roman numerals for the hours, Arabic numbers for the five-minute marks, elaborate gilt time hands, a steel-cut seconds bit and is signed ‘Weeks, Coventry Street, London’.

Movement:

The eight-day time only fusee movement has an elaborately engraved backplate, a Weeks’ dead beat escapement planted on the backplate and a heavy half-second pendulum.

Notes:

Thomas Weeks (1743-1834) is listed at this address as early as 1810.

Size: 15 in. x 7.25 in
Retail Price: $ 11,500.

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