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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1037889: A Small Rosewood Timepiece ‘english Five Glass' Library Clock

A Small Rosewood Timepiece ‘english Five Glass' Library Clock

£9,950    $12,728    €11,500
The small and stunning English carriage timepiece by a remarkable clockmaker. This high-quality single-chain fusee movement with Harrisons maintaining power, jewelled oversized English lever platform escapement and monometallic balance, with the back plate also engraved 'Molyneux 42 Lombard Street London'.
 
The small rosewood case has a large bevelled glass escapement observation window to the top, framed by a stepped top and rippled corniche over glazed sides, supported on a large moulded base with adjustable brass feet.
 
The 3 ¾" brass engine turned dial featuring engraved Roman numerals and signed 'Molyneux 42 Lombard St London', with the original finely cut blued steel moon hands and brass sight ring.
 
Robert Molyneux; a fine maker, was apprenticed to Thomas Earnshaw. Molyneux specialised in making escapements at first and supplied well-known firms. In 1805, Molyneux was asked to comment on chronometers submitted to the Board of Longitude by Thomas Earnshaw and John Arnold.
 
Serviced and guaranteed for 3 years.
 
Height: 9 ¼" or 23.5 cm
 
Width: 6 ¼" or 15.5 cm
 
Depth: 5 ½" or 14 cm
 
CIRCA. 1835
 
Provenance: Private collection – U.K.
 
(Pictures taken pre-restoration)
 
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Antique Number: SA1037889
Dateline of this antique is 19th Century
Height is 23.5cm (9.3inches)
Width is 15.5cm (6.1inches)
Depth is 14cm (5.5inches)
The antique presented on this page [ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1037889] was made in the 19th Century:
19th Century
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