STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Clocks, Ceramics and Vertu

STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Clocks, Ceramics and Vertu

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 54. GEORGE III MAHOGANY MONTH-GOING LONGCASE REGULATOR, BY CHARLES HALEY, LONDON, CIRCA 1800.

GEORGE III MAHOGANY MONTH-GOING LONGCASE REGULATOR, BY CHARLES HALEY, LONDON, CIRCA 1800

Lot Closed

September 9, 01:49 PM GMT

Estimate

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot Details

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GEORGE III MAHOGANY MONTH-GOING LONGCASE REGULATOR, BY CHARLES HALEY, LONDON, CIRCA 1800


12-inch silvered latched dial with outer minute ring enclosing seconds dial with observatory marks and a recessed hours dial, signed in the shallow arch Chas Haley, London, the substantial movement with eleven knopped and latched pillars, high count five-wheel train with six spoke crossings throughout, deadbeat escapement with jewelled pallets, bolt and shutter maintaining power, fine beat adjustment on the crutch, adjustable end-stops to every available pivot, large movement supporting brackets fixed to the backboard, the separately suspended mercury pendulum with roller suspension, the case with shallow broken-arch top and ball and spire finials, reeded canted hood corners, similarly arched trunk door, panelled plinth and stepped base, the whole veneered with well figured wood

206cm. 6ft. 9in. high overall


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Charles Haley, a famous and inventive clock and chronometer maker, was apprenticed in 1762 and worked for Brockbank. He was Free of the Clockmakers' Company from 1781 until his death in 1823 and had premises in Wigmore Street, Cavendish Square. In 1793 he was appointed to be one of the experts to the select committee of the House of Commons to report on Thomas Mudge's chronometers.