A good early 19th century mahogany drop dial striking wall clock  Vulliamy, London, Number 954
Lot 124
A good early 19th century mahogany drop dial striking wall clock Vulliamy, London, Number 954
Sold for £16,800 (US$ 26,964) inc. premium

Lot Details
A good early 19th century mahogany drop dial striking wall clock
Vulliamy, London, Number 954
The 12 inch signed silvered Roman dial with characteristic blued steel spade and tapered hands and outer minute track, with strike/silent lever set at three and hidden from normal view by the cast brass bezel and moulded frame with lock set to the right hand edge, and flanked by two side doors with silk-backed pierced scrolled frets, over a figured trunk with a moulded horizontal section on a curved base with lockable door, the twin chain fusee movement with thick plates united by five turned pillars, the half-deadbeat escapement rack striking on a bell, signed and numbered to the backplate, the 18 inch long pendulum with T-bar suspension over a rectangular-section steel rod terminating in a heavy brass bob, the oak carcass with substantial brass hanging plate above a rear door 60cm (23.75in) high.

Footnotes

  • This clock is first recorded in the Vulliamy records on 13 February 1827 and was still in the workshop, being assembled and finished nearly four weeks later, on 10th March. Although we do not know to whom it was sold, we do know that it came back for cleaning on 29 December 1828.
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