A mahogany cased bracket clock,
by Thos. Hale, Sydney, the five-pillar movement with twin-chain fusees, striking the hours on a gong, the silvered dial with engraved spandrels and inscribed 'Thos. Hale, Sydney', the case with bevelled glass to top and sides and silvered brass bevel to the front door, over an ogee moulded base on shallow bun feet,
Thomas Hale (1814-1883) was born in Kent and emigrated to Australia. Records show that he was employed as a watchmaker and jeweller in Sydney from 1847. The following year he advertised his own business as goldsmith and watchmaker at 168 Elizabeth St. Sydney. By 1850 he was in King St., and in 1851 at 496 George St.
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Sold for £1,900
Small chips, knocks, splits and losses to veneer.
Small chips to glass in places. Probable repair/replacement to feet.
Label within door shows that it has seen a degree of repair/restoration at some point.
Wear and fading to case.
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Auction: Fine Interiors - Two Day Sale - Live Online, Tue, 14th Sep 2021
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