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Mantel/Bracket Clocks

 
  Mantel Clocks
Mantel clocks are relatively small house clocks traditionally placed on the shelf, or mantel, above the fireplace. The form, first developed in France in the 1750s, can be distinguished from earlier chamber clocks of similar size due to a lack of carrying handles. They are sometimes spelt as 'Mantle Clocks'. These clocks are often highly ornate, decorative works. They are most frequently constructed from any combination of ormolu, porcelain, and wood. One of the most common and valued types of mantel clocks are the French Empire-style timepieces.
 
  Bracket Clocks
A bracket clock is a style of antique portable table clock made in the 17th and 18th centuries. The term originated with small weight driven clocks (sometimes called 'true bracket clocks') that had to be mounted on a bracket on the wall to allow room for their hanging weights. When spring driven clocks were invented they continued to be made in the bracket style. Often they are composed of two matching pieces created as an ensemble: the clock and its small decorative shelf. They are almost always made of wood, often ebony, and often ornamented with ormolu mounts, brass inlay, wood or tortoise shell veneer, or decorative varnish. Since in their day clocks were expensive, and a household would not have one in every room, bracket clocks usually had handles to carry them from room to room.
 
 
 

 

Charming gilt bronze 8 day French Mantle Clock striking the hours on a bell C.1870.

Featuring a young boy wielding an axe and collecting firewood. Over enamel dial with Roman numerals. Flanked by two Sevres style panels, one signed Roblin. Roblin & Sons London 1863 - 1881.

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£895.00
Charming gilt bronze 8 day French Mantle Clock Charming gilt bronze 8 day French Mantle Clock
   
 
   
 

 

Striking French Garniture Set in Sienna marble and gilt bronze.

Flame finial over gilt handled urn, over fully enclosed bell. Striking 8-day movement with outside count wheel.

The enamelled convex dial with trailing swags, Arabic numbers and finely pierced brass hands. Supported on portico style marble columns and trailing swags, on adjustable feet.

Accompanied by 2 marble and gilt bronze urns. The marble is in very good condition as is the origianl gilding.

Clock 42cm high, 23cm wide. Garnitures 29 h, 8 w, 8 d.

Overhauled and guaranteed.

£1,495.00
Striking French Garniture Set in Sienna marble Striking French Garniture Set in Sienna marble
   
 
   
 

 

Mid 19th century gilded French Striking Bracket Clock. Made in Paris, & signed.

8 day movement striking the hours & half hours on a bell. Outside countwheel. Enamel dial With moon hands and good original Gilding.

39.5cm high, 42cm wide, 18cm deep.

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£550.00

Mid 19th century gilded French Striking Bracket Clock
Mid 19th century gilded French Striking Bracket Clock
Mid 19th century gilded French Striking Bracket Clock
Mid 19th century gilded French Striking Bracket Clock
Mid 19th century gilded French Striking Bracket Clock
Mid 19th century gilded French Striking Bracket Clock
Mid 19th century gilded French Striking Bracket Clock
Mid 19th century gilded French Striking Bracket Clock
Mid 19th century gilded French Striking Bracket Clock
   
 
   
 

 

A finely cast French gilt bronze & patinated bronze Mantle Clock.

8 day movement striking the hours/half hours on a bell. With silk suspension. The silvered & engine turned dial with moon hands. A lady with a fan sitting on a tree trunk with a basket of flowers. The gilt bronze base very intricately cast with cornucopia feet & rococo foliate and matted ground.

18"high, 12" wide, 3" deep.

(stock no:950)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£1,550.00

French gilt bronze & patinated bronze Mantle Clock
French gilt bronze & patinated bronze Mantle Clock
French gilt bronze & patinated bronze Mantle Clock
French gilt bronze & patinated bronze Mantle Clock
French gilt bronze & patinated bronze Mantle Clock
French gilt bronze & patinated bronze Mantle Clock
French gilt bronze & patinated bronze Mantle Clock
   
 
   
 

 

Fine quality satinwood single chain fusee Library Clock of small proportions.

The 4" square silvered dial with well executed fleur de lys blued steel hands. The 8 day movement with shouldered plates & cut-out, with London pendulum and pendulum stay fast and teared cock. I think this timepiece has particularly fine proportions & a very good colour and figuring to the wood. (Some satinwood can be a little flat.)

Sitting on squashed bun feet which give it that nice squat look!

Thick bevelled glass windows to top & sides. The key is original as are the locks, which both work. Library clocks are quite rare especially in satinwood.

The movement has been fully overhauled & is guaranteed for one year.

9" tall, 6" wide, 5" deep

(stock no:954)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£4,950.00

Satinwood single chain fusee Library Clock
Satinwood single chain fusee Library Clock
Satinwood single chain fusee Library Clock
Satinwood single chain fusee Library Clock
Satinwood single chain fusee Library Clock
Satinwood single chain fusee Library Clock
Satinwood single chain fusee Library Clock
   
 
   
 

   
   

8 day mahogany twin fusee, striking Bracket Clock c1840 by George Etheridge of Norwich.

The arched top edged with Ebony, over sides with fish scale frets and glazed back door. The painted convex dial with Roman numerals and very fine, blued steel running loop hands. Brass inlaid trunk and stepped plinth, on ball feet.

The good quality 8 day striking, five pillar movement, with pull repeat and engraved and shaped back plate with gilded and engraved pendulum bob.

Dimensions: 17" (H) 11½" (W) 7" (D) - (stock no:560)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£3,250.00
 
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Fine quality William IV striking, mahogany Bracket Clock by G.H.Ive, 10 Finsbury Place, London.

The swept dome top with deep gadrooning over silvered dial, with wax filled engraved Roman numerals, outer 5 minute divisions and blued steel moon hands, within cast brass bezel and silvered sight ring. Cornered by gadrooned spandrels.

The mid section with fielded panel flanked by acanthus leaves over stepped plinth and bun feet. The sides with brass, gothic style sound frets, with silk backing and hipped lower section.The glazed back revealing an eight day twin fusee, five pillar movement with shouldered plates and cut out base. Teared pendulum cock and teared pendulum stay. With original crank key.

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

Size 18” high, 13 “ wide, 6¼“ deep (stock no:679)

£4,250.00

 

 
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8 day mahogany Gallery Clock striking on a gong.

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£395.00

8 day mahogany Gallery Clock striking on a gong 8 day mahogany Gallery Clock striking on a gong
 
   
 

   

19th Century French Rosewood & Marquetry Portico Clock with Original Dome & Plinth. Signed T.B. to back plate.

The columns with gilt bronze capitols & bases, boxwood lines. The gilt bronze bezel enclosing an enamelled dial with Roman numerals and moon hands. Unfortunately the name is rubbed.

The 8 day movement with temperature compensated gridiron pendulum, striking the hour & ½ hour on a bell.

It is very rare indeed to find a Portico clock with its original glass dome intact, and its original plinth, in fact people don't realise that they ever had one. The majority of Portico clocks for sale on the internet have no domes & no plinths. Without the protection of a dome the exposed movement would soon suffer from air born dust & dirt.

26"h to top of dome 11" w 7 ½" d (stock no: 743b)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£2,250.00

 
   
 

   

Rosewood Timepiece

Heavilly inlaid with brass to form floral designs and an allegorical study to the base. Urn finial over octagonal body containing porcelain dial clock with brass bezel, with decoratve gilt bronze leopard head handles, over scrolled mid-section over base with drawer. Very good quality case with the added quality of show-wood to the back of the clock.

Dial size 4”. Height 20 ½” (stock no:113)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£995.00

 
   
 
 
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