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BEV-1408
$2,350
English Regency Bracket Clock, c.1820
Signed
“Leahl, London”

English Regency Bracket Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

English Regency Bracket Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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“Bracket clocks” originated in the 17th and 18th centuries as small weight-driven clocks that fit on a bracket on the wall. Using the handle on top allowed the owner (or his/her servants as these were luxury items) to move the clock from room-to-room, bracket-to-bracket, for timekeeping purposes throughout the residence. When spring-driven clocks were developed, the popular “bracket clock” case style was continued and the clocks became far more portable, many with the handle on top for purposes of moving as well as retaining the original design character.

Here is a magnificent English bracket clock for your consideration

Physical: The mahogany case, which measures 11"w x 17.5"h x 6.5"d features a mahogany crotchwood front panel with inlaid brass in a style typical of the early 19th century. It was professionally restored in late 2016 using the original shellac methodology. The dial was restored by one of the top dial people in the U.S. The side panels feature a brass "half-moon" grille, the lower section of the front has brass inlay and sits on brass "bun" feet. There are keys for the bezel, back, and winding.

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-and-bell-strike double-fusée movement was recently professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition. Note the elaborate engraving on the movement and pendlum, including the maker's signature.

Comments: Here is a clock with an extraordinary case, with a fabulous hand-engraved movement, all in exceptional condition. A fine example of the old clock masters at their best. And waiting for you to beckon it to your bracket, or sideboard, or credenza. Give us a call to start the process.

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BDW-0213
$2,850
French “Industrial” Train Clock/Barometer Set

French “Industrial” Train Clock/Baro Set ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

As you may have read elsewhere on our site, we are extremely picky about the clocks we list here for sale, particularly so about the shelf clock category. We decline about 90% of what is offered to us. But this is one of those shining examples of the best of the best. We are proud to offer it for your consideration.

While we don't know a lot about French Industrial Clocks, we do know that they were popular (and expensive) items in the last quarter of the 19th century. The designs celebrated the accomplishments of the industrial revolution. A range of steam-hammers, lighthouses, boilers, steam-engines, etc. were made during this period. The larger models often with automata. A definite conversation piece. Here are some (expensive) examples of the genre, not offered for sale here:

Locomotive - 1Locomotive - 2
Paddle WheelLighthouse

Physical: The brushed brass and nickel train/enclosures, which measure 9.5"w x 9.5"h x 3"d are in excellent physical condition as you can see in the detailed photos below. The two lower porcelain dials measure 2.625" in diameter and the upper dial 2.25".

Mechanical: The eight-day balance-wheel clock movement has recently been professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition. The barometer and thermometer also function properly.

Comments: This is an absolutely charming desk clock. The biggest question will be whether you keep it at home or in the office, where it would look grand on a credenza behind your desk... choo choo!

Note: we do have an American Industrial clock available, too. It is the Ansonia Helmsman.

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UTJ-0129
$2,875
“North Wind”Ornate Bracket Clock
by Winterhalder & Hoffmeier

North Wind Ornate Bracket Clock by W&H ~ Antique Clocks Guy

North Wind Ornate Bracket Clock by W&H ~ Antique Clocks Guy

North Wind Ornate Bracket Clock by W&H ~ Antique Clocks Guy

North Wind Ornate Bracket Clock by W&H ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Created by the famous German clockmaking firm of Winterhalder and Hoffmeier (W&H), this ornately carved clock was designed for the English market to compete with the high-end clocks of Elliott of London.

The carving on all four sides of the crown (and in cast brass above the dial) is a folklore image of the North Wind (also known as "Old Man North") and was not intended to frighten children, but rather to dispel evil spirits!

North Wind Ornate Bracket Clock by W&H ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Also called a "grotesque", the design was inspired by gargoyles seen in Gothic architecture. This was a popular furniture carving theme during the 19th century's Gothic Revival period (1860-1910). Images of other mythical creatures such as ogres and the Celtic "green man" were also in vogue during this period.

Such carved furniture was frequently found in entryways and parlors as dramatic and decorative additions, and also used on clocks (that have always been in short supply for our clients).

This not-short-on-details clock also features other animal- and human-themed gargoyles on the upper front corners, in the middle of the case, and on the side panels.

Physical: The oak case, which measures 14"w x 22"h x 10"d, is in excellent physical condition and retains the original finish, rubbed-out and shellac-overcoated as was done in the original factory. The 6" silvered dial with brass center is surrounded by cast brass spandrels featuring a fifth image of the North Wind. In addition, there are two subsidiary dials that control fine speed adjustment and a chime on-off switch. Finish on the dial is original as are the fancy hands. There are figured carved panels on the sides as well.

Mechanical: The heavy-duty (Sherman tank-like) eight-day chiming (Westminster) movement with repeat function has just been professionally overhauled by one of the most capable technicians on the West Coast. When turned on, the very heavy coiled-gong chimes play on the quarter hours and subsequently strike the hours. You can expect a deep, resonant chime on this clock and an even deeper hour strike reminiscent of Big Ben. They missed no details on this clock.

Comments: This is an absolutely magnificent clock that will command attention wherever it is placed. Will that be on a side table in your entry or your dining room... your choice. May the North Wind be with you!

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