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Circa 1830, Boughton, Kent, painted metal face with Roman numerals, gilt and chased metal hands, with subsidiary minute and date dials, painted maker/location on the face, eight-day movement with bell strike, wave crest arched hood with brass finials and fluted columns, hinged tombstone shaped waist door, on shaped bracket feet, with pendulum, crank, case key and two weights.
86.5 x 18.5 x 9.5 in.
Retaining an old iron plate with stamped markings reading "S. Wilkes (over an italicized Whittall St.), Birmingham."
John Wilkes & Son of Whittall Street, Birmingham are listed as dialmakers in Birmingham c 1820-31, a John Wilkes is also listed c 1803-15 and a Samuel Wilkes 1829-52, most likely the father and son. They also supplied movements.
In good working order (running at the time of consignment); the works have been fully restored; professionally repainted face; break and repair to right wave crest of pediment; feet likely cut down. Please see Terms and Conditions of Sale: Clocks and Watches.