The extremely attractive brass bound ebonised case has engraved frets front and back and pineapple finials. The side circular and shaped apertures are also glazed and lined with brass edging.
The elegant and well composed brass dial, typical of Allam’s work, has a false pendulum aperture and date within the well matted centre. The arch which is signed ‘Wm Allam, London’ has two dials, one strike/silent and the other for rise and fall regulation.
The striking fusee movement has five pillars, verge escapement and trip repeat. The backplate is well engraved with a bird, foliate scrolls and signed to the centre.
William Allam was a member of the Clockmakers’ Company between 1743-85. In 1764 he went into partnership with Clements trading under the name Allam & Clements until 1795. He is noted as having produced a number of fine and elegant bracket clocks and longcase clocks.