The very fine case with break arch top has a brass handle, feet, side frets and front door edging. All the veneers are of the best quality.
The attractively laid out 7” brass dial has corner spandrels, a silvered chapter ring and centre, a date ring and is fully signed. There are 2 subsidiary dials in the arch one for strike / silent and the other for timekeeping regulation, there is engraved flower and foliage decoration around these.
The beautifully made 5 pillar 8-day movement has fine wheelwork, an anchor escapement and strikes the hours on a bell.
John Dwerrihouse worked at 23 Charles St, Berkley Square, London from 1770 – 1805. He was made a honary freeman of the clockmakers company in 1781 and was well known for his consistenly high quality work.
Height: 14 1/2″(37cms) handle down
Width: 10 1/4″(26cms)
Depth: 7 1/2″(19cms)