The case of the present clock is very realistically painted and even close-up it still appears to be inlaid with brass and pewter in the Boulle manner. The proportions and quality of the case is typical of London clock case making from the first quarter of the 18th century. The black and white image of the clock illustrated is by William Prevost, its marquetry case has an almost identical Arabesque design. The panelled walnut sides, the well proportioned caddy top and original brass finials exemplify English case making of the period. The dial and movement are also typically English but they also exhibit some Continental features such as baluster-shaped dial feet, complicated pierced blued steel hand and other features in the movement. These features are consistent with the clock's German heritage and were probably early alterations.