Interiors to include Paintings, Clocks, Furniture & Works of Art | 23 April 2013
A Scottish mahogany longcase timepiece of small proportions, James Howden, E...
Sold for £2200
A Scottish mahogany longcase timepiece of small proportions, James Howden, Edinburgh, early 19th century, the eight-day single train movement with anchor escapement and inverted Y-shaped plates united by three knopped pillars, the 10 inch circular brass Roman numeral dial signed James Howden, EDINBURGH to centre and with Arabic five minutes to outer track, the case with cavetto dentil cornice above plain frieze and columns flanking circular aperture to the front door, the trunk with shaped-top caddy moulded door above tall plinth base with moulded skirt, 193cm (76ins) high.
Movement appears to be in good original condition and is clean and working. The escapement is placed so that the movement top pillar has been filed to allow clearance for the pallets -although an odd detail there is no evidence of the movement ever being different. The dial has lost its silvering otherwise appears to be in good original condition. The movement and dial appear original to the case.
The case is intact and appears to have survived in good original condition and retains good colour/patination. The hood has a couple pof small edge losses to the left hand side top moulding and the glass is cracked to the right hand side. The trunk has shrinkage cracking to the uprights flanking the top of the trunk door as well as some slight distortion to the sides minor opening of joints to the plinth otherwise damage limited to minor old bumps scuffs etc commenserate with age.
Timepiece has pendulum and weight but no case key or winder.
Tuesday 23 April 2013, 10.00am
19th April 9.00am - 4.00pm
20th April 9.00am - 12.30pm
22nd April 9.00am - 6.00pm
23rd April from 8.30am