A pair of mahogany wall clocks by Vulliamy
Ref: 1185 + 1212
A fabulous pair of carved wall clocks by Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy (1780-1854). The movements are of typical Vulliamy specification, supplied by Holmden, with heavy plates, tapered pillars and half dead-beat escapements. Backplates signed Vulliamy. London. Nos.1903 and 1904 respectively. The extremely heavy and bulbous, lead filled brass bobs are also numbered 1903 & 1904. The beautiful cases are made from the finest mahogany and are exceptionally carved, one with laurel leaves and berries and the other with oak leaves and acorns. The silvered brass dials have engraved and wax filled roman numerals with elegant shaped hands and are signed “B.L.Vulliamy. Clock Maker to the Queen. London. AD.1851.” One can only speculate who they were made for but they would look magnificent at either end of a grand ballroom or library. It is Wonderful to think they are back together after 171 years!
Diameter: 19½” x 7″
Dial Diameter: 11 ¾