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Fine Red Japaned and Chinoiserie Decorated Late 18th Century Tavern Clock



This fine late 18th century tavern clock with a circular white dial is beautifully decorated and signed under the dial on the trunk in a gilt cartouche George Allett London, circa 1780. The red-japanned case of traditional style has a shaped trunk with a moulded gilt bottom. The door is finely decorated showing a pavilion and oriental figures in a garden with a tree and birds flying through the air. The trunk sides are embellished by scrolling vines with leaves. The round white painted dial has a chapter ring with Roman hour numerals, a minute circle and outside Arabic five-minute marks. The black painted brass hands have heart shaped tips. The A-shaped eight-day movement has four knopped pillars, a four wheel train, anchor escapement with a long steel rod pendulum and brass bob. It is driven by a lead weight. There is a George Allett (also Allat), who was apprenticed to Thomas Tompion, in 1683. He was a member of the Clockmakers’ Company from 1691-1706. The maker of this clock could be his son, who is, however, not recorded.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 46.07 in. (117 cm)Diameter: 23.23 in. (59 cm)
  • Style
    Chinoiserie (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Buscot, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4936218794852

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    Ships From: Buscot, United Kingdom
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