A fine George III period mahogany regulator of small size.
The refined case with a shallow moulded cornice, similar to the case work of Thomas Mudge, is veneered with mahogany of fine colour and patination. Standing on block feet, there is a double plinth to the moulded panelled base. The trunk door has a shallow arch top which is repeated on the hood. The latter has brass inlaid fluted canted corners to the front.
The 10 inch brass dial is signed at the top Aubert and Klaftenberger, London. It has an Arabic minute dial which encloses two subsidiaries, an Arabic seconds dial and a Roman numeral dial for the hours.
The substantial 8-day latched movement is of the highest quality, with five knopped pillars, a deadbeat escapement and maintaining power. The wooden rod pendulum has a heavy lenticular brass bob and outsize brass ball shaped rating nut.
Date: circa 1785
Height: 74 ½ in (189.25 cm)
Width: 16 ½ in (42 cm)
Depth: 9 ½ in (24 cm)
* It is probable that this fine regulator was never signed by its original maker but was inscribed and sold by Aubert and Klaftenberger in the 1840s when they were making and retailing clocks in London.