This is a large, very fancy carved and decorated quartersawn oak bracket clock with matching fancy shelf made by Dent of London. The clock and shelf combination when mounted together is 49 1/2" high, 17" wide, and 14" deep.The clock, by itself, is just under 29" tall to the top of the brass decorations. The heavy brass chain type double fusee movement is signed Dent & Co., 61 Strand, London. The case is also signed Dent on the large brass cabuchon at the bottom of the case in the front. The perfect, original finish oak case is very heavily adorned with heavy brass decorations including heavy fancy feet, 2 large cherubs flanking a medallion at the top, heavy brass floral and swag decorations in several locations, a pair of cherubs on either side of the dial at 11 and 1 o'clock. The 8" brass dial with raised circular copper and painted numerals is in very fine condition. The case and its adornments are simply too fancy to describe fully. Hopefully, the photos will show you its magnificence. The large heavy shelf is also adorned spectacularly with brass decorations as is shown in the photos. Of note is the large shell adorned fixture in the middle of the shelf with engraved initials. It also has 4 heavy circular brass lion heads on either side of the bottom. Simply, this is one of the most unusual and beautiful clock and shelf sets you will ever see. It is the best such combination I have ever seen and it has been in my personal collection for the past 25 years. Will be glad to answer any questions or provide more photos. There is too much to see in the 9 photos allowed by the rubylane software. Because of size and weight, it will probably need to be shipped as freight in special packaging. The cost of same will be determined after the sale. Incidentally, Dent, of London started business in the early 1840s, and have been a leader in the manufacture of large high quality clocks. They are the maker of the clock on the tower of London, known as "Big Ben" and also were the maker of the clock which was used since its inception to mark GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) which has been the international time standard for many years. They were also the maker of the watch worn by Winston Churchill.
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