A rare early regency observatory regulator by Barraud Circa 1790

Ref: 1198


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.

Height: 79″
Width: 16″
Depth: 9½”
Dial Diameter: 10″

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