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Regency rosewood bracket clock signed by Widenham
one of a kind high quality Regency style English bracket
clock is encased in rosewood with finely cast ormolu
mounts and a 4.5” diameter silvered engine-turned
The balloon style case was custom made and the unusual
shape of the plates indicate the movement was designed
specifically for this case. The clearances between
the case and the movement are very tight.
The substantial 5-pillar double fusee movement, with
anchor escapement, strikes a gong on the hour with
a hidden repeat located on the side.
It is signed ‘Widenham & Adams, 13 Lombard Street,
London’ on the back plate which is visible through
a wood framed glazed door. The pendulum is visible
through the fretted brass opening in the front and
the glazed door in the back. The case has recently
been ‘French polished’ to bring out all the rich colors
in the rosewood.
Circa 1835. Dimensions: 11” high, 8” wide, 5” deep
Richard Widenham received an award at the chronometer
trials at the Royal Greenwich Observatory in 1825, and
began trading as Widenham & Adams on Lombard Street
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