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A Regency giant gilt-brass mounted mahogany quarter striking eight day turn-table musical organ clock
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A Regency giant gilt-brass mounted mahogany quarter striking eight day turn-table musical organ clock

THWAITES AND REED, LONDON. CIRCA 1820

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A Regency giant gilt-brass mounted mahogany quarter striking eight day turn-table musical organ clock
Thwaites and Reed, London. Circa 1820
The massive case with turntable base and resting on a later purpose-made mahogany, brass and gilt-wood mounted pedestal, the double inverted bell top with pineapple finials to all corners, gilt-brass trellis sound frets surmounted by large ball finial, drop handles above the side doors with three pull stops to the right side for the organ pipes, brass mouldings to the rear case angles and Ionic brass columns flanking the brass moulded front door, the 12 in. wide painted Roman dial with gilt-brass hands and signed Thwaites & Reed/Clerkenwell/LONDON, the lower half with polychrome floral decoration and tune music selection (SONG/COOLUN/TYROLESE/WALTZ/WALTZ/WALTZ/WALTZ/WALTZ/CONTRADANZA/CO NTRADANZA) and REPITE/SILENCIO flanking the organ selector for SILENT/PLAY EACH HOUR/PLAY, the substantial triple chain and fusee movement with anchor escapement and striking the hours on a single bell and the quarters on a nest of eight bells, trip repeat, engraved border to the back plate signed Thwaites & Reed/Clerkenwell/LONDON, the substantial chain and fusee organ movement wound from the side and playing through 50 pipes via 12 in. long pinned wooden barrel; pendulum
92½in. (235 cm.) high, over plinth
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Lot Essay

The partnership of Thwaites & Reed was formed in 1808 and the company has continued in business to the present day.
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