Although we specialize in antique mercury barometers we do have items for sale that complement the barometers such as good quality clocks and the odd piece of good period furniture etc.

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Henry Sanderson, London. c.1770.

Good 18th century ebonised bracket clock with rare moonphase dial by Henry Sanderson of London.
The 8 inch arched dial with applied silvered chapter ring, corner spandrels, finely matted centre with false pendulum and name apertures and a painted dial showing the phases of the moon. The chapter ring is engraved with Arabic minute and Roman numeral hour indicators.
The ebonised bell top case with inverted fitted with a brass carrying handle, silk lined pierced sound frets to the front door and glazed side panels and rear door, all supported on ornate brass cast feet.
The fusee movement runs for eight days with a verge escapement and strikes the hour on a bell. The back plate is elaborately engraved with scrolling foliage.

Height exc. handle 21", inc. handle 22.5", Width 13.5", Depth 8.5"

£9,950.

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Ferdinand Vigne, London. c.1750.

Good George II quarter repeating ebonised bracket clock by Ferdinand Vigne, London, c.1750.
The well proportioned bell top case with ebonised fruit wood veneered onto an oak carcass, pieced brass sound panels to all four sides and a substantial brass carrying handle. It has glazed lockable doors and stands on moulded pad feet.
The 7" break arch brass dial has a finely matted centre with a false pendulum aperture ,applied silvered chapter ring, corner spandrels. The chapter ring is engraved with Arabic minute and Roman numeral hour indicators with the makers name 'Ferd' Vigne, London' signed around the 6-0-clock position. In the arch, there is a silvered strike silent dial again with a matted centre.
The substantial three train, 6 pillar eight day movement has a verge escapement and quarter repeating mechanism on six bells. The hours are sounded on a separate bell. The back plate is elaborately engraved with scrolling foliage.
The nest of six bells sound on the quarter hours making a lovely sound, not always the case if the bells are not well matched.

Height Excl. Handle 18", Inc. Handle 20.5".Width 10.75".Depth 7". Dial 7".

£10,500.

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John Smithyes, London. c.1770.

Attractive 18th century repeating mahogany bracket clock by John Smithyes of London.
The 8 inch silvered arched dial is engraved with Arabic minute and Roman numeral hour indicators, with date and strike/silent dial, signed 'John Smithyes, London'.
The figured mahogany bell top case of good colour is fitted with a brass carrying handle, silk lined pierced sound frets to the front door and side panels with a glazed rear door, all supported on ogee brass cast feet.
The repeating, five pillar fusee movement runs for eight days with an anchor escapement (converted from a verge) and strikes the hour on a bell. The back plate is finely engraved with scrolling foliage.

Height exc. handle 20.5", inc. handle 22.5", Width 13", Depth 8.5".

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Frodsham, Gracechurch St, London. c.1825.
A fine small Regency rosewood bracket clock by this famous London maker. The small proportioned rosewood case with brass inlaid decoration to the front and base, brass inlaid canted corners, brass bound glazed door, brass fish scale side frets, floral side handles and brass ball feet. The 6" arched painted dial with black Roman numerals, brass 'moon' hands and signed 'Frodsham, Gracechurch St. London', having a subsidiary date dial under the 12-o-clock position and strike silent in the arch. As would be expected from such a maker the movement is of high quality, being of eight-day duration, double fusee, five pillar movement striking the hours on a bell with both repeat and stike silent functions , the backplate engraved 'Frodsham, Gracechurch Street, London', As mentioned earlier the clock is of very nice small proportions standing just 13.5" tall, 9.5" wide and 7" in depth.
( John Frodsham, born 1781, is recorded as working as a watch, clock and chronometer maker at 33, Gracechurch Street, London moving there in 1825 having taken over the firm following the death of his father William Frodsham in 1805 and his grandfather, also William, in 1807. He was made a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers in 1830 with the firm becoming Frodsham & Sons between 1835 and his death in 1849, the sons being Henry John who was apprenticed to him, and George Edward who was John Frodsham's successor).

Height 13.5", Width 9.5", Depth 7".

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Richard Webster, Exchange Alley, London. c.1780.
A good Georgian bracket clock by noted maker Richard Webster I, Royal Exchange, London, c.1780.
The 'Ellicott' style case is unusual in that it is made in solid mahogany rather than the normal method of veneering an oak carcass in mahogany veneers. The 'bell top' case with carrying handle,has brass beaded glazed panels to the side, hinged front door edged in brass with deep convex glass fitted into a brass bezel to the front, moulded glazed rear door all above a moulded plinth with brass block feet. The 8" silvered dial with blued steel hands, is well engraved with Roman numeral hour markers and Arabic minute markers and signed 'Webster, London' in fine srolling script. The strike/silent lever sits above the XII hour marking.
The fine double fusee movement has 5 knopped pillars, unusual 'tik-tak' escapement and runs for 8 days. The repeat mechanism strikes the current hour by pulling the chord fitted through the side of the case, the hours striking on the bell unless the strike /silent function is set to silent. The back plate is finely engraved with scrolling decoration and fully signed 'R. Webster, Exchange Alley, London', with engraved pendulum.
Richard Webster I was a member of the noted Webster family of clockmakers which spanned two centuries.
Click here for more information on the Webster family.

Height excluding handle 18" (Inc.19.5"). Width 12". Depth 7.5".

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Victorian ebonised striking drum head mantel clock, c.1870.


The ebonised drum head case with a 5.5" enamel dial behind a glazed door with a fine quality bezel, good quality French 8 day movement that strikes the hour and half hour on a coiled gong.
There was a faint signature to the dial, Knight & ????, when the dial was cleaned the lettering was lost, we believe this was the retailer of the clock.

Height 11". Width 10.5". Depth 5.5".

£785.

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