The hood has a stepped top, canted corners, brass side frets, bezel and dial corners. A shaped top trunk door is flanked by canted corners. The base has a central panel and sits on pad feet. There is extensive use of ebony moulding and banding throughout the case.
The 12” white dial has a seconds ring, original hands and is fully signed and numbered 1172. The movement is typical of Barrauds high quality with 5 turned pillars, anchor escapement and strikes the hours on a bell via a rack, it has a wood rod pendulum with a heavy brass bob. 1172 is stamped on the backplate.
Barraud, the well-known firm making high quality clocks and chronometers were working in Cornhill, London from 1799 – 1860. Paul Philip Barraud was master of the clockmakers company in 1810 and 11. Philip died in 1820 and his sons continued the business.
Height: 75″ (191cms)