Richard Webster C.1800.

EXCHANGE ALLEY LONDON

Ref No 662
 
A very attractive mahogany ¼ chiming clock by Richard Webster, Exchange Alley, London C.1800.

The domed pad topped case with fine veneers and good colour has brass side handles, feet and bezel. There are fish scale frets to the sides and front.

The 8” silvered dial retains its original hands and is fully signed. The heavily constructed 8-day movement has 6 turned pillars, anchor escapement and strikes the ¼`s on 8 bells and the hours on one. The backplate has an engraved border and is fully signed in a central cartouche.

Richard Webster a member of a famous clock making family working in Exchange Alley London, was free of the clockmakers company in 1779 and worked until 1807. The Webster’s were well-known for the quality of their clocks.

Height: 18″ (47cms)
Width: 13″ (33cms)
Depth: 8″ (20cms)

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