A Queen Anne Style Walnut Bracket Clock


A fine 20th century bracket clock in the Queen Anne style.

A fine 20th century bracket clock in the Queen Anne style, housed in a solid walnut case, the shallow caddy top surmounted by a decorative gilt brass handle and with a moulded edge, over sides with glazed apertures and with a glazed door with pierced gilt brass panel above and a gilt brass lock escutcheon, to a 6½” dial with gilt brass winged angel’s mask corner spandrels and a silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals in black, outer minute track and with half hour markers, around a finely matted gilt brass centre with date aperture above and reeded winding holes and pierced blued steel hands, to an eight day five pillar twin fusee movement striking the hours on a bell, the engraved backplate marked Wm Haycock, Asbourne (sic) 1679, accessed by a glazed door, all on a moulded plinth base and raised on gilt brass compressed ball feet. English, circa 1979.

Condition: Excellent, the clock is in very good condition with no damage to the case, the gilding is in very good condition and the movement has been fully serviced and overhauled and is in excellent working order. The clock has a wonderful appearance, with excellent proportions and great attention to detail: from the well selected timber to the matting of the centre of the dial and the rings around the winding holes, as well as the gilt brass fittings. Everything about it betokens quality.

The firm of William Haycock was established in 1826 in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, when brothers Thomas and John took over the firm of Thomas Harlow, established in 1740, and have been there ever since, currently working out of a factory built in 1897.

Height = 35.5 cm (14”)
Width = 27.5 cm (10.8”)
Depth = 20 cm (8”)