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A large, quarter chiming bracket clock in an inlaid mahogany case. Circa 1850.

A large bracket clock with bracket, fashioned on Brighton Pavilion.

Stock No:   14369

The extremely substantial, triple chain fusee movement with Anchor Recoil escapement. It has rack and flirt-release to the chiming and striking trains, playing the Whittington chimes for the quarters on a top-mounted, nest of eight silver bells and sounding the hours on a rear-mounted, high quality, larger bell. It also has rear-mounted, speed adjustable fan fly's, a transit fixing bracket and top micrometer regulation for the pendulum and a chime/silent selection lever.

Having an eight inch wide, shaped and painted dial that conforms to the Indo-Saracenic architectural style of the case. The shaped top has a CHIME and SILENT dial written in black and has a shaped brass selector hand. Below this is a full-size minute ring and black Roman numerals also, the maker's name "JOSEPH DAVIE, 201 HIGH HOLBORN" above and below centre. The matching brass hands are of 'open moon' style. The dial corners are decorated with Regency style floral swags and scrolls, gently carried out in pastel colours. The dial is within with a conforming brass frame that is set within the door that is also glazed.

The beautiful mahogany case. The sweeping and gadrooned pagoda top has inset brass decoration with curled tops and carries a large and magnificent cast brass, pineapple finial. This sits upon a short plinth with inset geometric style brass fretwork with cloth backing which in turn, is mounted upon a cushion shaped moulding that is inset with brass ornamentation. The main body of the case is straight sided but with angled square section columns to the front that are inlaid with brass stringing to all three sides and have brass acanthus capitals, bases and shaped top blocks that carry cast brass pineapple finials. The door is edged in ebony cockbeading and is inlaid with brass in a floral design, similarly, the frieze area below it which is upon three brass-edged steps. The plain sides have Gothic arch sound apertures with cloth backed, brass frets resembling church windows in design. The case sits upon four substantial, brass ball feet.

The clock is supplied with an expensively made, bespoke wall-mounted mahogany bracket. This gives the option of situating the clock upon a wall or table.

This fabulous clock is a 'Show-stopper'. It was influenced by the Brighton Pavilion which was highly fashionable at the time of it's manufacture having been sold to the people of Brighton by Queen Victoria in 1850. Within a year the pavilion have been completely re-decorated and open to the public. Brighton was prospering and attracted 'High Society'. The cost of the clock would have been substantial and I have only seen one other example. Joseph Davie is recorded as working from 1828 to 1857.

Dimensions:                            Clock:               30 1/2" high x 17" wide x 10 1/2" deep.
                                                Bracket:           17 1/2" high x 12 1/2" deep x 19 1/2" wide

Circa:                                      1850.

Condition:                               The case and dial are excellent and have good colour and patina. The
                                                movement is working very well, keeping good time and chiming well
                                                however, it would benefit greatly from a complete overhaul as it is very
                                                neglected. The whole clock is on the whole, totally original but the bracket is
                                                associated.

Provenance:                            Formerly the property of Berwick House in Shropshire (built in 1731).

Price:                                       Half price of the fully restored retail value of £12,500 - offered in present,
                                                working condition for only £6,250 - half the price without an overhaul.
                                               
Please note: The movement can be overhauled by us, please enquire for
                                                cost.

A large, quarter chiming bracket clock in an inlaid mahogany case. Circa 1850.
  • A large, quarter chiming bracket clock in an inlaid mahogany case. Circa 1850.
  • A large, quarter chiming bracket clock in an inlaid mahogany case. Circa 1850.
  • A large, quarter chiming bracket clock in an inlaid mahogany case. Circa 1850.
  • A large, quarter chiming bracket clock in an inlaid mahogany case. Circa 1850.
  • A large, quarter chiming bracket clock in an inlaid mahogany case. Circa 1850.
  • A large, quarter chiming bracket clock in an inlaid mahogany case. Circa 1850.
  • A large, quarter chiming bracket clock in an inlaid mahogany case. Circa 1850.
  • A large, quarter chiming bracket clock in an inlaid mahogany case. Circa 1850.
  • A large, quarter chiming bracket clock in an inlaid mahogany case. Circa 1850.
  • A large, quarter chiming bracket clock in an inlaid mahogany case. Circa 1850.jose
  • A large, quarter chiming bracket clock in an inlaid mahogany case. Circa 1850.
  • A large, quarter chiming bracket clock in an inlaid mahogany case. Circa 1850.
  • A large, quarter chiming bracket clock in an inlaid mahogany case. Circa 1850.
  • A large, quarter chiming bracket clock in an inlaid mahogany case. Circa 1850.
  • A large, quarter chiming bracket clock in an inlaid mahogany case. Circa 1850.
  • A large, quarter chiming bracket clock in an inlaid mahogany case. Circa 1850.
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