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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.

 
     
 

 

Important & rare Sedan Clock by Joseph Glenny, London No.371 C.1810.

The engine turned brass case enclosing a 30 hour chain driven verge movement of sublime quality, with finned cannon barrel pillars, holding canted rectangular plates. The unusual stepped bridge cock with very fine engraving & large end-stone, blued screws with further engraving under the balance wheel. The back plate with the makers name ’Joseph Glenny’ & numbered 371. With fast/slow, all finely engraved.

Joseph Glenny 1784 – 1826 had two sons, George & Joseph, both apprenticed to him along with Isaac Cooper and William Brooks.

This sedan could have been made by Joseph senior or junior, my assumption is that they specialised in watch cases, hence the more unusual engine turned brass case, rather than turned mahogany. Sedan clocks are becoming increasingly rare these days, finding one in an unaltered case and original sedan movement is exceptional. However, this one goes one step further by having a dial that I have never seen before in a sedan. A hand painted country scene with a church, river & bridges. The clock on the tower being the actual working dial with very fine beetle & poker hands.

Diameter of whole clock 13.5cm, diameter of painted dial 11cm, diameter of clock dial 2.9cm, depth 4cm.

The movement has been fully overhauled & is running very well.

(stock no:969)

Fully guaranteed.

£2500.00

 

 
   
 

   
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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