1880 Anglo-American Striking Wall Clock.
Fabulous Anglo-American Striking Wall Clock with a full glazed hinged front door.
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Excellent for age, the clock was completely overhauled in Jan 2021, so in fine working order.
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Fabulous Anglo-American Striking Wall Clock with a full glazed hinged front door. The handcrafted case being made in England (most probably London, due to its Tunbridge Ware inlay), and the movement being imported from the US, a distinctive New Haven Clock Company mechanism.
The clock is in excellent general condition for its age, having a beautifully decorative and nicely patinaed Walnut case with Fruit Wood, Ebony and Boxwood marquetry surrounding the glazed door. Its architectural design includes a scarce twin Ogee base with rolled scroll and as mentioned, features delicate Tunbridge Ware inlay, depicting Swans on water. The case also retains much of its original hand-crafted wooden embellishment, with apex finials, turned side-columns, internal fretwork, and further finials lower down. In keeping with the general authentic design spec of these much sought-after wonderful old timepieces, the clocks garniture includes an authentic (probably original) case-back mirror secured to the rear of the drop-down aperture, and a sculptured brass pendulum bob in the style of a mercurial shaped appendage.
The clocks original ivory coloured metal dial has black Roman numerals finished with a pair of original blued steel Maltese Cross hands secured with a pinned collet. The dial is then surrounded by a spun brass bezel, mounted within the hinged glazed door fretwork.
The robust and highly efficient New Haven 8-day pendulum driven movement is set between two skeleton brass plates, (the backplate having the New Haven logo stamped into it). The clock strikes its original cast iron bell on the hours only and comes with an authentic brass winding key.
An exquisite looking wall clock from the late Victorian era.