Bracket Clocks For Sale

Arnold c1830Burrows c1790Jackson c1790McCabe c1810Chinn c1850

Eight day walnut cased bracket clock by Arnold , 84 Strand , London . c1830


A fine clock by this very important family of clock and watch makers. This example has a walnut case in the shape of a drum with oak leaf and acorn carved bezel above a waisted double plinth, also with carved surround. The gold coloured dial is 7” diameter with black Roman numerals and blued steel hands, signed Arnold . The rear door is fitted with fretwork, the clock also winds from the rear.

The movement has 6 ¾” circular plates, twin fusee with chain drive striking in a gong . A large platform lever escapement is mounted above the plates. This is a very substantial movement. The back plate is signed Arnold , 84 Strand , London . Number 766.

Height 14 ½”, width 12”, and depth 7 ½”. Weight is approximately 18 lbs.
Offered at US$6,800

A Fine Satinwood bell top Bracket Clock with Painted Dial. c1790


The satinwood and mahogany case has a typical bell top with a brass handle to top of case. Prince of Wales (three feather) motif inlay to corners. French style splayed feet. Inlaid lines of boxwood and ebony. Full width front door with 8” circular glaze  window, window in rear door, 3 ¾” circular side windows. Ivory door lock inlays, front and rear. 

The clock has an 8” diameter white painted dial. Roman hour chapters and double ringed minute markers with diamond five minute markers. Two winding holes on the III / IX line with 2 3/8” spacing. Dial signed Burrows, London.  Chain link, moonpoise matching brass hands. Dial held to front plate by 4 brass pillars. 

The movement has plain rectangular plates 5 5/8” by 7 5/8”. Five pillar, twin fusee, rack striking, striking on a top mounted bell. Anchor recoil escapement. The movement is held to case by two winged screws through base into the bottom pillars. Repeat cord attached to rack hook. 8 day movement. Gut lines. Brass pendulum bob with reverse adjustment. 

Joseph Burrows of London. According to Baillie; Burrows was apprenticed c1763, free of Clockmakers Company c1773, livery CC c1803 and died c1816. Britten’s says Burrows was apprenticed to Wm. Addis of Birchin La. Watchmaker 28 Oct 1765; f.5 Apr 1773; Livery 1803; d. 1816. CCs of Wm., St Leonard, Shoreditch. 

This clock is somewhat similar in construction to colour plate 31 on page 177 (p192 details) in the Georgian Bracket Clock. 

18 ½” high to top of handle and 11” wide at feet. c1790.

Offered at US$3,800

A mahogany bell top eight day time and strike bracket clock signed Thos Jackson, London. c1790


This traditional English bracket clock has a mahogany bell top case with brass carrying handle mounted on the bell top, and brass ogee bracket feet. Full front and rear doors with brass trim to the glazing. Fretwork backed by red silk to either side of the arch. Sides with a circular opening over a rectangular opening, both with brass fretwork backed by red silk.

The attractive seven inch brass arch dial has applied cast female head spandrels to the dial corners and to either side of the silvered and signed arch plate. The clock is signed Thos Jackson, London in the arch. The silvered chapter ring has Roman hour chapters and a full minute band, Arabic minute numbers every 5 minutes outside the band. The silvered center with two winding holes toward III and IX and engraved with leaf scrolls. The clock has blued steel pierced hands.

The brass plated five pillar eight day movement has twin fusee with gut line and anchor escapement with heavy lead filled brass pendulum bob. Rack striking on a top mounted bell. Both plates are shaped. The backplate is signed H & W to the lower center.

Loomes lists a Thomas Jackson, London (Clerenwell) working between 1783 and 1810. He also states that H&W is a monogram of Walker and Hughes.

Height 18 inches to case top plus a 2 inch handle.

Offered at US$5,700

A Very Good Ebonized Library Clock by James McCabe, London. c1810


This is a very fine and original ebonized library clock by James McCabe of Royal Exchange, London. 

The ebonized case has glazed doors to the front and rear and a beveled glazing to the raised top. There is fish scale brass fretwork to each side with green silk backing. The case has clean lines but with molding under the freeze and an ogee molding above the plinth. The clock stands on ebonized bun feet. Most unusual and unique is that the clock case is also stamped with the clock’s number 2356. 

The dial is of silvered brass and is 6” square. The dial is engraved with Roman hour chapters and the maker; James McCabe, Royal Exchange, London # 2356. There is a double minute band with triangle markings at the five minute markers. The corners are engraved with scrolls to form spandrels.

There are two winding arbors either side of center, time to the RHS and strike to the LHS. There is a silent/strike lever above the XII marker. The clock has spade and pointer blued steel hands. 

This clock has a very substantial solid brass plated five pillar movement. It is spring powered with two barrels and chain drive over two compensating fusees. It has rack striking the hours on a rear mounted cast and polished bell. The backplate is also engraved with the makers name; James McCabe, Royal Exchange, London with the number 2356. The rear pendulum, with holdfast, is also numbered 2356. Anchor escapement. 

James McCabe, London  # 2356.  

12 ¾” high &  10” wide at the feet.

Offered at US$10,600

An Early Victorian (English) Carved Walnut Bracket Clock c1850


A very original and remarkable quarter chiming three train hand carved walnut bracket clock with original carved wall mounting bracket. This very unique Gothic style clock is 80cm wide and 43cm high to the top of the carved finial. The wall mounting carved walnut bracket adds an additional 66cm to the overall height of this bracket clock. The complex carving of fruit and spiral columns add distinction to the clock. The engraved and silvered lancet style dial is 24cm wide bearing the name of Edward Chinn, Huddersfield. This clock is original in all respects and very unique in design and function. The case has arched side windows, all glazing being heavily beveled. The silvered dial has two subsidiary dials, one for strike/silent and a second for fast and slow regulation by raising and lowering the pendulum. 

The very substantial movement has heavy plates and three chain line fusees, one for time, a second to strike the hours on a large coiled steel gong, cathedral sound, and a third to chime the quarters on a nest of eight bells. The pendulum rod has a very unique beat adjustment and a pendulum holdfast for moving the clock. 

Victorian exuberance at its best. c1850. Signed: Ed.  Chinn, Huddersfield.

Offered at US$10,400