The high quality bell top case is adorned with brass finials, front caryatid columns, carrying handles, side and door frets and elaborate scrolling feet.
The substantial 8-day movement strikes the hours on a bell and the ¼`s on 8 bells, it has a verge escapement, 6 turned pillars and a backplate with an engraved border and signature cartouche.
The 8” x 12” dial is well laid out with brass hands, 2 arch subsidiary dials,one strike – silent and the other a date dial with a signature between.
This is a well-made good looking clock.
There were several Underwood’s working in London at this time. The most likely maker of this clock is one Robert Underwood who was working in Noble Street, London from 1769 – 1808, several good clocks signed Underwood, London with arch dials and ¼ striking have been noted.
Height: 25 1/2″ (65cms)
Width: 14 1/2″ (37cms)
Depth: 9″ (23cms)