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    Sale 7727

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    4 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 117

    A VICTORIAN GIANT GILT-BRASS STRIKING AND REPEATING EIGHT DAY CARRIAGE CLOCK

    JAMES MCCABE, ROYAL EXCHANGE, LONDON, NO. 2739. CIRCA 1850

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    A VICTORIAN GIANT GILT-BRASS STRIKING AND REPEATING EIGHT DAY CARRIAGE CLOCK
    JAMES MCCABE, ROYAL EXCHANGE, LONDON, NO. 2739. CIRCA 1850
    CASE: of typical McCabe design, with bevelled glasses to top and sides, the solid rear door with shuttered winding holes
    DIAL: gilt and florally engraved, with subsidiary seconds ring and singed 'JAMES MCCABE/ROYAL EXCHANGE/LONDON/2739', blued steel fleur-de-lys hands
    MOVEMENT: with five pillars, twin chain fusees with large gilt platform and plain balance to underslung lever escapement, maintaining power, strike/repeat on blued steel gong to back plate with repeat signature; original brass numbered winding key
    TRAVEL BOX: brass-bound mahogany with sliding front and bone signature plaque; case key
    8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high, handle down; 6 in. (15.5 cm.) wide; 5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) deep


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    James McCabe was apprenticed to Reid and Auld, Edinburgh and became Free of the Clockmakers' Company in 1822. He continued his fathers business in The Royal Exchange, London and established strong trading relationships in India, exporting large numbers of clocks and watches.

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    Provenance

    Purchased from Phillips, Son and Neale in the 1970s by the present owner