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SA842321

Vulliamy mahogany Bracket Clock

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£16,500 | $20,534 USD | €18,678 EUR
Item Number: SA842321
Date of manufacture: 1800
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Finchingfield Antiques
This antique has been viewed 26 times in the past month with the most views from the United Kingdom.

Description

Very rare
VULLIAMY
MAHOGANY BRACKET CLOCK
signed Vulliamy on the dial
& on the movement.
~ C.1820 ~
Architectural style case with pitched pediment and ebony stringing.
The sides edged with ebony stringing and further line & dot inlay framing
the brass ring handles. The canted corners to the front with ebony stringing,
with corbels top and bottom.
The rear glazed door revealing the signed back plate. The front door with
conforming sight ring and ebony stringing rising to rococo tops, all
subtle and restrained. The base of the clock with reverse dental mouldings
in ebony and supported on ball feet.
An old repair can be seen on the top left corner of the front door, and despite
careful choice of grain and colour, has faded more than the rest of the case.
We also think the case was repolished at the same time, to help blend it in.
Itís actually comforting to see an old repair!
The dial in heavy silvered brass, with pitched top, having engraved chapter ring
with Roman numerals and typical Vulliamy steel pierced heart hour hand. In the
apex a further engraved slow/fast regulator dial. Signed Vulliamy, London, to the dial centre.
The fabulous heavy plated maintaining power movement having five knopped
pillars and chain driven single fusee, with large platform lever escapement. In addition a large slow/fast adjustment linked to the dial front.
Once again the back plate signed Vulliamy, London and with the number Ď1í,
which is also repeated deep inside the clock, on the platform cock (see images)
We think the clock was probably a commission as one of a pair, hence the number number 1.
The clock is especially rare as it was made with a very generous platform lever
escapement with dial regulation, rather than the more common heavy pendulum
escapement on similar Vulliamy clocks.
We think the clock was probably made by BENJAMIN LEWIS VULLIAMY, despite
the knopped pillars which would normally point to earlier.
Vulliamy is historically described as one of the most important clockmakers
ever and had many royal patrons, including the British Royal Household
who have many Vulliamy clocks in their collection!
This clock is fully serviced and comes with a one years guarantee.
Delivery available on request.
Internal Ref: pc



Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1800.


Dimensions

Height = 38 cm (15.0")
Width = 25 cm (9.8")
Depth = 16 cm (6.3")


Seller Details

Finchingfield Antiques
Essex
United Kingdom
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