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Sedan Clocks

 
 
The Sedan Chair Clock dates from the late 18th century to the early 19th century - a sort of crossover between a clock and a watch, many were in fact fitted with watch movements .... but not all. Some were fitted with a movement which appears to have been made specifically for the Sedan Clock and would be far too big for a watch.
 
     
 
Shapes vary from round, shield and rectangular. All are 30 hour, with Verge escapement and are chain driven. Although called a Sedan Chair Clock, there is no evidence to suggest that they were ever used in a Sedan Chair; a more compelling theory is that they were used by wealthy people in their carriages. The clocks would be kept in the Hall of a country house pending the arrival of the carriage from the stables. The clock would then be removed from the wall and placed in the carriage. A row of these clocks in the Hall would, of course, indicate that the wealthy owner had many carriages. The Sedan Chair Clock therefore became important because of its ability to show wealth!
 
     
 

Sedan Clocks are now very rare and usually follow the same subtle, Georgian style.

 
     
 

   
A very rare Regency period moulded Brass Sedan with a 3.5" enamelled dial with a screw back containing a verge movement.

Dial size 3½” (stock no:467)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year. Plenty more images available.

£1,550.00

 
   
 

   

Regency period c1815 Sedan Chair Clock.

The ebonised Mahogany case, of typical form, with reeded brass outer band, and bow/urn shaped hanging loop.

Cast brass bezel with convex glass over convex enamel dial with Roman numerals. Very importantly this comes with the original counter balanced hands. The back with brass door and catch opening to reveal a matched 8 day movement by Waltham.

Dial size 4” (stock no:565)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£895.00

   
 
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An unusual Rectangular mahogany & brass Sedan type timepiece with repeat, C.1820 William Sibbald, Canning St, London 1817-1830.

The mahogany case edged with fruitwood. Brass bezel with bevelled glass over silvered brass chapter ring & matted centre with blued steel Breguet hands. Beautifully handmade brass back with catches for the back door and front bezel. Opening to reveal a repeating pocket watch movement, signed William Sibbald, London.

William Sibbals of Cannon St, London, has recorded dates of 1817 to 1830. The pull repeat mechanism (parts appear to be later). Striking on 2 gongs.

Fully serviced and working well.

(stock no:778)

Guaranteed for one year.

£895.00

 
   
 
 
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