In the English style, here is a very gothic standing astronomical regulator signed "Chas Rogers • New York". Based on conversations with knowledgeable experts, we believe it was the name of the jeweler who first sold the clock. We also believe this clock is from the 1830-1860 era and that it is English in origin.
We have found other examples of English astronomical regulators that are almost identical, but with different dial signatures. The Schmitt auction sold a similar clock in April 2014 for $7,000 + 15% hammer fee (total $8,050).
Physical: The intriguing flame mahogany case measures 19"w x 91.5"h x 10.75"d. We had it French-polished by our restoration guys – they did a wonderful job preserving the original finish.
Though it is extremely subtle, note the two inlaid gothic arches in the base of the cabinet and the extraordinarily heavy original beveled glass in the bezel which, itself, is extremely heavy. The trunk door glass is also quite heavy, though it may have been replaced at some point in its preceding history.
The mercury jar temperature-compensating pendulum is extraordinarily artistic in design as are the interesting weight and pulley.
The 12" diameter astronomical silvered dial is original to the clock and in excellent (age-appropriate) physical condition. Precision original hands are superb in design and also in excellent condition.
Mechanical: The bonnet slides off revealing an eight-day precision astronomical movement with cut/ground pinions and jeweled pallets. According to the consignor, its timekeeping is within a variance of 58 seconds per month. Perhaps you can adjust it even more closely! The movement was overhauled in 2013 and is in excellent running condition.
As you study the movement photos, note the thick backboard and the very substantial suspension spring assembly. Note, too, the jeweled pallets on the anchor escapement mentioned above.
Comments: This is a very unusual clock with understated elegance. It would make a significant statement in either your home or office... you decide (there are forty photos to assist your evaluation process)! It is presently standing in our office, running well and looking even better. We'll miss it!
Shipping: We will assist in making blanket-wrap shipping arrangements for this clock. You would pay the shipper directly for their services. We earn a little on each clock, but none from shipping so you get the best price possible.