Dent London. A small English made desk or mantel clock. XX-19.

The case is finished in black lacquer and measures just under 10.5 inches tall, 6.75 inches wide and 5.5 inches deep. The case sits up on four turned feet. These are applied to the bottom of the case. The base steps in as it moves upwards. The front corners are fitted with swan’s neck moldings. These transition into a canted surface that transitions to a lamb’s tongue molding. The top of the case is fitted with a modified pagoda pediment. Please note the applied molding and carved details. Very nice. The two side panels are fitted with thick bevelled glass. These allow good visual access to the interior of the mechanism. Both doors, front and back, are fitted with beveled glass as well. The front door accesses the domed shaped dial. This dial is brass and the details are engraved into it. This includes the time ring, Maker’s name "DENT", number "817" and working location "London." These details are presented in black. The surface of the dial is treated with a silver wash for contrast. The closed minute time ring measures approximately 3.25 inches in diameter. Both the hour and minute hand are finely made. The lockable back door opens to access the movement and pendulum. The movement features heavy brass plates which are held together with five posts. The back plate is also engraved with the name and "London." This time only movement is powered by a coil spring and transfers it power to the movement through a fusee. It is designed to run eight days. The escapement is an anchor recoil design. It is very good quality. The pendulum is suspended by a "T-Bridge." This clock was made circa 1850.


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