Sussex Saleroom: 14th, 15th, Thursday 16th May 2019
A LATE GEORGE III MAHOGANY AND OUTLINED REGULATOR
Signed J. Gouldar, Gloucester
The case with a shallow arched pediment with glazed door between canted angles, the trunk with a crossbanded and outlined well-figured arched panel door, with outlined base and plinth foot; the 11in. arched silvered dial, possibly later signed J. Gouldar, Gloucester in an oval in the arch, above an engraved chapter ring with Arabic five-minute markers, sweep central minute hand, seconds subsidiary below the XII and hour aperture sector below the centre, engraved Regulator LONDON TIME above the VI, the movement with arched plates, five pillars, deadbeat escapement and maintaining power, with wood rod pendulum and large brass heavy bob
192cm high, (one pendulum, one weight and one key)
The signature panel appears to be a later inset, as there is a support for it behind the dial arch.
Edward & John Gouldar are recorded at 95 Southgate Street, Gloucester from 1841. The business continued under John's name until 1880. See Graham Dowler, Gloucestershire Clock and Watch Makers, Chichester, 1984, pp.119-120.