A superb George I period arched dial burr walnut table clock by this well-known Huguenot maker, the 8-day movement with inset datework, dummy pendulum and rise/fall in the arch. The silvered chapter ring has Roman hour numerals, inside quarters and the maker's name S D Charmes London is engraved on the dummy pendulum plaque. There is a strike/silent lever at IX and a cord on the right hand side for pull quarter-repeat on 5 bells. The well-proportioned inverted bell top case is beautifully patinated and has finely cut sound frets to the front, sides and back. The backplate is exquisitely engraved with a figure of a naked cupid holding a sword in his right hand and blowing a trumpet which he is holding in his left hand. He is flanked by two winged birds within a foliate centre and herringbone engraved border.