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R. FLETCHER, CHESTER. A GOOD LATE GEORGE III PERIOD MAHOGANY TAVERN TIMEPIECE.

R. FLETCHER, CHESTER. A GOOD LATE GEORGE III PERIOD MAHOGANY TAVERN TIMEPIECE. R. FLETCHER, CHESTER. A GOOD LATE GEORGE III PERIOD MAHOGANY TAVERN TIMEPIECE.
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R. FLETCHER, CHESTER. A GOOD LATE GEORGE III PERIOD MAHOGANY TAVERN TIMEPIECE.

Origin
Chester
Date
Circa 1810
A very elegant George III period tavern timepiece by this Chester maker. It has an 18 inch flat painted iron dial which is set behind a glass door with a concave brass surround.The pierced blue steel hands appear to be original, the delicate minute hand terminating in a demi-lune counterpoise. 

The single fusee weight-driven brass plated movement with anchor escapement runs for a week. 

The well patinated mahogany case has a full length trunk door in highly figured mahogany. 

This clock is unusual in a number of ways. Firstly, it is a very early example of an iron painted white dial tavern clock. Secondly, it is very rare for mahogany tavern clocks to have a glazed door to protect the dial and hands, both of which have survived intact in this piece. 

Height: 41 in (104 cm) 
Width: 21 ½ in (54.5 cm) 
Depth: 8 ⅜ in (21.25 cm) 

* R Fletcher is listed on page 270 of Brian Loomes’ ‘Clockmakers of the World: 21st Century Edition’. 

HW5881 

Signed / Inscribed

R. Fletcher Chester.
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