6 July 2001
A George IV mahogany and brass inlaid quarter-chiming bracket clock, with wall bracket
James McCabe, Royal Exchange, London, No.2823. Circa 1830
The case with stepped and chamfered top above ripple moulded cornices, with chamfered angles applied with brass strips to a front door also inlaid with brass, the sides with recessed brass handles above rectangular brass fish scale sound frets backed in bright red silk, with glazed rear door, on stepped and moulded base and raised on brass bun feet, with silvered sight ring to the arched silvered dial with engraved Roman chapter ring, signed James Mc Cabe ROYAL EXCHANGE London 2823, with subsidiary rings above showing day of week and date, strike/silent lever above XII, with gilt-metal fleur-de-lys hands, the twin chain fusee movement with anchor escapement, chiming the quarters on eight bells via a 1½in. pinned barrel and striking the hour on a further bell, with repeat signature and number to the backplate also with pendulum holdfast; with matching wall bracket, the rectangular platform on scroll support
The clock -- 20½in. (52cm.) high, 28in. (71cm.) high overall (2)
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The firm of James McCabe superceded McCabe and Strahan in 1825/26 and operated from Royal Exchange (97 Cornhill) until 1838, when the Exchange was burned down and the firm moved to 32 Cornhill.
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