Richard Morse, Charing Cross, London.
High quality case with fine mouldings and veneers, fine fretted top pediment with 3 brass ball finials.
8-day, 4 pillar movement with shaped plates, most likely by Thwaites, London.
12 inch silvered dial with seconds and calendar subsidiary dials, signed Morse, Charing Cross.
Dimensions taken at their greatest points;
84 inches / 7 foot/ 214cm High
16.5 inches / 42cm Wide
9 inches / 23cm Deep.
12 inch / 30.5cm Dial
Morse & Co, London. 1839
Richard Morse, London. 1844-64
From the 1841 London census
Residents in Charing Cross included Charles Prater the army clothier at No. 2, William Jolley the glover at No.7, Richard Morse the watchmaker at No. 30, Johnston the confectioner at No. 10, and Stubbing the butcher at No. 17.
The movement most likely by Thwaites, London.
The Thwaites business was founded in London by Aynsworth Thwaites in about 1760 and traded as Aynsworth & John Thwaites when father and son were in partnership. John Thwaites traded under his own name from circa 1780 until 1817 when he took his wife’s nephew, George Jeremiah Reed, into partnership. The Thwaites and Reed business continued into the late 20th century
ID Number: 3732
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