London Longcase Clock by Edward Taylor with Rare Alarm Feature
An elegant London Longcase Clock with rare Alarm feature.
The 8 day duration 5 pillar movement striking the hours on a bell and sounding the Alarm on the same bell at will. The arched brass dial with separate silvered brass chapter ring, matted centre, subsidiary seconds ring, date aperture, Alarm Disc, brass ornate applied spandrels and strike/silent facility to the arch. The well proportioned and unusually small mahogany case with a long trunk door and a raised panelled base with double plinth. The hood with reeded angle pillars terminating with brass Doric capitals. The pagoda top with a blind sound fret and surmounted by three brass finials.
Note: There are several makers by this name listed as working in London during the 18th century. Alarm mechanisms on English longcase clocks are quite rare. Due to its small size we believe this may have been originally intended for use in a Bedroom.
Price: £12,750 / Height: 7'9½" / C.1755