002-Art Deco Mirror Clockby Clock Props
002-Art Deco Mirror Clock
A fabulous example of an English Art Deco mirror clock, the sort of piece you would have seen in the cocktail bar of a posh west end hotel.
The peach glass surround highlights the oblong mirror and the clock is mounted centrally on the top.
Originally the clock would have been mains powered but we have adapted the original art deco chrome hands to fit a modern quartz movement so it is fully functional. We have never had another clock like it before so in the right seting this will make a real centre piece.
It has been hard to photograph to best effect because the mirror reflects what was in the foreground when we photographed it. e.g the opposite white wall and floor
98 cm height x 62 cm width x 8 cm deep
017-Smiths 1930s Sunburst Clockby Clock Props
017-Smiths 1930s Sunburst Clock
The sunburst motif was a very popular shape in the art deco period for mirrors and clocks. This clock was made by the English firm Smiths and we have adapted the decorative hands to fit a modern quartz mechanism for perfect time keeping. The Arabic dial is protected by a convex glass.
Size: 33 cm x 33 cm
069-English Clock Tower Dialby Clock Props
069-English Clock Tower Dial
Typical of many Victorian and Edwardian town hall clock dials.
The heavy cast iron frame has Roman numerals on a white background incased in a black metal rim.
The hands are highly decorative and we have been able to adapt them to work with a heavy duty quartz mechanism for perfect time keeping instead of just being a decorative object.
This type of clock rarely pops up nowadays which gives it an added attraction.
Size: 82cm x 12cm
075-19th Century French Wall Clockby Clock Props
075-19th Century French Wall Clock
This shabby-chic wall clock used to have an unreliable, mechanical movement which we've replaced with a modern quartz, but retained all the antique features of the hands, dial and wooden case. We have painted the outer rim in a distressed red to give it a fresh appeal.
Size: 37 cm diameter x 13 cm deep
122-Early 19th Century Longcase Clockby Clock Props
122-Early 19th Century Longcase Clock
The clock has a tall slimly elegant pine case which we have painted in a distressed pale blue to highlight the colours of the dial and to give it a more up to date feel. Pine case clocks were originally painted or grained to make them look more valuable so our modern day rendering in pale blue is nothing new.
The previous one we had and painted was featured in the Financial Times in February which is an indication of its appeal.
The clock dates from around 1795 and the dial is signed 'Foxton, Sutton' a listed maker in 'G.H.Baillie's Watch & Clockmakers of the World'. Sutton-in-Ashfield is a town 13 miles North West of Nottingham. The clock has a 30 hour weight driven movement striking hourly on a bell.
The clock is in full working order.
Size: 200 cm Height x 42 cm Width x 24 cm Depth
158-Drop Dial Wall Clockby Clock Props
158-Drop Dial Wall Clock
A classic English “Drop Dial” fusee wall clock. It has a mahogany veneered case with exceptional carving surrounding the brass bezel and convex glass that protects the Roman numeral dial. Clocks in this condition and period are few and far between and considered collectors' items.
The mechanical eight day fusee movement has been overhauled and the case beautifully restored. Fully guaranteed.
Size: 70 cm high, 41 cm wide, 16 cm deep
160-Antique Clock Handsby Clock Props
160-Antique Clock Hands
These old clock hands are probably French. They are from the 19th Century and make an interesting wall feature now that we have mounted them on a circular wooden plaque acting as a hanger. Hands that were really 'handmade'.
They are purely for decoration.
164-English Fusee Wall Clockby Clock Props
164-English Fusee Wall Clock
A superb example of an early Victorian Rosewood and brass inlayed fusee wall clock. The octagonal shape was far less used than the much easier round casing found on these traditional English wall clocks. Note the off-centre winding hole on the convex dial, which indicates that it was from the earlier period of fusee wall clocks. The name “Alex Smart, South Orderly Street, London” is no doubt the mark of the original owner or clockmaker.
The clock is original in all material respects and has been fully restored to a very high standard, so that the eight day mechanical movement is fully guaranteed.
Size: 43 cm diameter, 15 cm deep
175-Octagonal French Tole Clockby Clock Props
175-Octagonal French Tole Clock
An elegant mid 19th Century French Tole (metal cased) wall clock with its original loop handle to which a ribbon with a bow at the top was often attached to give it a more dramatic appearance. The cushioned form of the case would have been hard to make and required delicate soldering to link the sides together.
The eight day movement attached to an almost perfect Enamel dial is of very high quality French manufacture.
These clocks were only to be found in elegant homes and apartments.
Size: 36 cm diameter, 50 cm high (including handle), 10 cm deep
17th Century Painted Sacristi Cabinet from Spainby Aeology
17th Century Painted Sacristi Cabinet from Spain
Outstandingly beautiful ‘Reliquary’ or Sacristi Cupboard/Cabinet from Spain. Dating from the late 17th- early 18th century , the pine and fruitwood cabinet’s main feature are the fabulously hand- painted doors designed to be seen from the outside. In the outer remains of very old paint, the cabinet might originally have displayed a reliquary or processional figure such as a saint or virgin. The inside of the cabinet also has painted or stencilled motifs and has old shelf supports still attached so that possibly at another time it was also used more as a cupboard in a church for storing the priests’ vestments etc.
The primary photo shows a female figure from my own collection to give an example of the display potential..
Measures 52 inches high. x 21 wide x 16 deep
186-English Clockmaker’s Regulatorby Clock Props
186-English Clockmaker's Regulator
A fine 19th Century Clockmaker's domestic regulator by Edward Blurton of Stourbridge near Birmingham. He is listed in Brian Loomes's “Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World”, volume 2, as working in the second half of the 19th Century. The clock mechanism unlike regular longcases or wall clock has a dead beat escapement and maintaining power for extreme accuracy needed by the clockmaker to regulate all the clocks he had in his workshop.
This would have been his own clock, in which he would have taken professional pride and as such these self-made clocks are scarce and sought after. The quality of the mahogany case is outstanding. The glass front and sides allow visibility of the brass weight, as it descends, and the swing of the pendulum with its extra large brass bob. Even the inside of the case uses choice veneers to match those on the outside.
The condition of the clock is exceptional denoting that it has been well cared for over its lifetime of 150 years and it is original in all material effects.
Size: Length 1.50 m, width at widest point 50 cm, depth 25 cm
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