Description of the item
This is an nice original example of a full size English Bracket clock from the mid-Victorian period. The case is veneered in flame mahogany and has excellent colour & patination. The 8" painted dial is signed Chumbley, Sheffield. The 8-day twin-fusee movement strikes the hours on a bell.
Dimensions: 48.25cm tall; 31.45cm wide; 18.75cm deep.
Information about the maker
Joseph Chumbley of Sheffield is listed in Loomes as 1862. We don't know anymore about him, although we have seen dial clocks by him. We estimate this clock was made approx 1860.
It is in 'sleepy' but very original condition. This gives the buyer the chance to customise the restoartion to their wishes. The clock was bought 'in the trade', having come from a deceased estate. It has not been 'got-at' but needs a couple of jobs to make it ready for retail. The case is very clean and just suffers 2 chips to the bottom skirt and misses a couple of mouldings to the glass side doors. The movement runs well but the striking needs looking at. I'd recommend a full overhaul with a warranty before use. The dial is excellent. Some of the serifs detail is missing to the blackwork but that is easily replaced if desired.
Cost of Restoration
Movement overhaul with warranty £220
Dial serif touch-up £40
Case defaults repaired £100
What to do next
If you'd like to buy this clock, or would like some more information or reassurance, please contact us about this Item.
If you live near to Cheshire, we are happy to bring the item to the Knutsford shop for you to examine in detail.