A rare early regency observatory regulator by Barraud Circa 1790
A most elegant observatory regulator by the famous maker Paul Barraud. Regulators by this maker are extremely rare and in fact I only know of one other. The movement is exceptionally well made with very substantial chamfer top plates united by 6 heavily knopped pillars. The delicate wheel work is all 6 spoked and there is maintaining power and dead beat escapement. The mercury compensated pendulum is separately supported on a massive Troughton A frame that has movement steady plates and integral beat setting.The case is of the finest mahogany with a glazed door showing off the pendulum and delicate beat scale. The rare 10” diameter dial is of usual regulator format but with the addition of 5 second observatory marks on the seconds dial and a 24 hour dial.
Dial Diameter: 10″