Seller: bdk-collectables (904) 100%, Location: Weymouth, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 333228831760 Circa 1810 Barrauds of Cornhill, London No.1229 Fusee Desk/ Table Clock Circa 1810 Barrauds of Cornhill, London No.1229 Fusee Desk/ Table Clock Click images to enlarge Description Expertly Packaged, Promptly Dispatched, Fully Tracked & Insured. ---- To see the Video of this Clock ---- ---- Click here ---- A small & exquisitely fine timepiece, by the prolific watch & clockmakers, Barrauds of London. Paul Phillip Barraud & Family Paul Phillip Barraud (1753-1820) was Master of the Clockmakers Company both in 1810 & 1811. Up until 1806 he signed his clocks 'Barraud' when his first son Frederick became a freeman of the Clockmakers Company. From 1806 to 1813 his clocks were signed 'Barrauds'. When his second son John became a Freeman of the Cc in 1813 his clocks were signed 'Barraud & Sons'. In 1820, after the death of their father his sons continued the family business, which went on to become 'Barrauds & Lunds'. The Barraud family are particularly famed for their production & advancement of chronometers. A heavy & solid brass case with full length, left & right, glass sides & rear door. The champfered base with four brass feet below four solid brass pillars rising to the champfered and acorn adorned brass top. The brass plate to the front case with circular engine turned decoration surrounding the silvered, Roman numeraled dial with lined minute & inverted triangle five minute markers. The winding hole by the 'III' position and signed - ' Barrauds ' ' London ' ' 1229 ' The 8 day, chain driven, single fusee movement with platform escapement is held within the case by two small brass brackets creating the illusion that it is simply floating in mid air. The movement is signed to the back plate - ' Barrauds ' ' Cornhill London ' The clock is in perfect working condition, keeping accurate time over the full 8 days and is truly stunning to behold. I have tried to take photos that do it justice but even in the video it does not show just how beautiful it is when the light strikes it and how it changes as you walk past. The escapement produces a fantastic, slow and quiet ticking sound which I hope you will hear in the video. Unfortunately the case is not original to the movement and dial. It is a later, bespoke built case, made by a 'R. Thomas' assumably due to the original case being beyond repair. He has however done a fantastic job, the movement suits the case so well it feels as though they have forever been one. I cannot overstate how stunning it is, not to mention how the movement appears suspended in mid air. It is signed to the inside, bottom corner of the brass front plate of the case - ' R.Thomas ' ' 29/11/1932 ' Measurements: Height - 24 cm Width - 14.5 cm Depth - 10.5 cm Should the asking price be paid in full personal delivery may be possible. I am happy for any interested parties to view the clock in person prior to purchase. Collection in person is available, paypal is not accepted with this option, payment must be made in cash upon collection. Please contact me for more information. We offer a full refund on all items up to 14 days. The item must remain unused & returned in the condition it was sent. Return postage must include tracking with the item being fully insured. The return cost will be met by the buyer. For peace of mind, please check our 100% Positive Feedback & reviews. For more photos or if you have any questions Please contact us. Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter Condition: In Excellent Overall Cosmetic & Perfect Working Condition.Very small crack to top of left & right side glass.Please see all Photos & Video.For extra photos or if you have any questions, please contact us.