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impressive 19th century balloon clock by thwaites and reed
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SA595635

Impressive 19th Century Balloon Clock By Thwaites And Reed

Price

£2,995 | $3,988 USD | €3,394 EUR
Item Number: SA595635
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Overton Clocks of Chesterfield ltd

Description

A very impressive mid to late 19th century Balloon clock by the eminant clockmaker Thwaites and Reed.
The proportions of this clock are just right for a clock of this size being exactly 70cm high (27.5"). The mahogany case is very well made with its flame panel to the front and boxwood inlay to the dial surround. Due the size and age of this clock there is some cracking to the top curve as is always the case with balloon clock of this type.
The 12" well made cast brass dial is made of three pieces, being a lovely matted centre piece, a rear dial ring and a very good chapter ring with quarter markers and waxed numerals.
The double fusee movement is simply impressive! it is 23cm square (9") and the plates at least a quarter of an inch thick. The fusee runs on a beautifully engineered chain and I have personally restored this movement to a very high standard so that I can give it a full three years guarantee.
The movement is stamped T&R for THWAITES AND REED and the serial number is 15503.
This clock was a complete one off and as well as being a small fortune to have manufactured it was certainly made specifically for a large house. Indeed, I acquired the clock from a very impressive Victorian house in Whitchurch and it really did look amazing on a table in the reception hallway.
With over twenty years experience in restoring and conserving clocks and working on some of the finest and complicated clocks for a select group of the best antique clock dealers in the country, We are proud to say that we are now the exclusive restoration company for Steam Mill Clocks.
As well as this, Overton Clocks has now decided to offer our customers the opportunity to purchase fine antique clocks that have been personally selected for their unique or special features. Each clock has been expertly restored to the highest of standards by myself. Overton clocks ensures peace of mind in your investment, by personally offering three years warranty on all of our timepieces.
I am a master clockmaker, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and a member of the British watch and clockmakers guild. Overton Clocks is a traditional clock shop based in the heart of Chesterfield on two floors hosting a showroom and in-house fully equipped workshop.
For case studies and examples of our work, please see our website (overtonclock.co.uk) or find us on Facebook ( overtonclocks) for regular updates
With over twenty years experience in restoring and conserving clocks and working on some of the finest and complicated clocks for a select group of the best antique clock dealers in the country, We are proud to say that we are now the exclusive restoration company for Steam Mill Clocks.
As well as this, Overton Clocks has now decided to offer our customers the opportunity to purchase fine antique clocks that have been personally selected for their unique or special features. Each clock has been expertly restored to the highest of standards by myself. Overton clocks ensures peace of mind in your investment, by personally offering three years warranty on all of our timepieces.
I am a master clockmaker, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and a member of the British watch and clockmakers guild. Overton Clocks is a traditional clock shop based in the heart of Chesterfield on two floors hosting a showroom and in-house fully equipped workshop.
For case studies and examples of our work, please see our website (overtonclock.co.uk) or find us on Facebook ( overtonclocks) for regular updates


Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Dimensions

Height = 70 cm (27.6")
Width = 50 cm (19.7")
Depth = 30 cm (11.8")


Seller Details

Overton Clocks of Chesterfield ltd
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
United Kingdom
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