Georgian Longcase Clock by William Carter, London
Georgian Longcase Clock
A finely figured flame mahogany case with stepped base, raised moulding to the plinth, long break arch top trunk door with brass escutcheon, reeded canted corners inset with brass corinthian capitals. Break arch hood with reeded brass inset pillars supporting the dial.
Beautifully engraved silvered dial with Roman numerals, original ‘blued’ steel hands with subsidiary dials for the seconds and days of the month as well as the strike / silent feature to the arch signed ‘Will. Carter, Tooley Street, London’.
Eight day movement of fine quality with anchor escapement, striking the hours on a large bell. Brass covered weights and brass bob pendulum. C.1790
‘Watchmakers and clockmakers of the world’ by Brian Loomes lists William Carter as working in London from 1725 – 1794