Walnut Grandmother Clock

November 20, 2019

posted on November 20, 2019 in

Westminster Chiming Grandmother Clock

Walnut Grandmother Clock

A lovely quality 1920 /30’s Walnut Grandmother clock.  This clock was made by The Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co Ltd, situated at 112 Regent Street, London.  This name and address is finely engraved either side of the VI on the chapter ring.

The clock stands only 5’ 6” (167cm) tall and is delightfully proportioned.  The case is beautifully constructed and veneered with fine quality book-matched burr Walnut with detail mouldings picked out in black and black bun feet. In addition to the quality wood-work the hinges and locks are silvered to match the finely engraved and silvered dial.  An unusual feature of this clock is hidden behind the trunk door. Where you would expect to find a pendulum, you find the inside of the case is made of french polished mahogany with two adjustable shelves and a floor just below the trunk door. Where presently I am keeping a set of glasses and a decanter of lovely Somerset Cider Brandy.

The spring driven movement is a top quality English unit fitted with a Swiss platform. The movement was originally built to this specification and the back-plate is engraved to this effect. This movement plays Westminster chimes every quarter on a set of 5 gongs.  These sound particularly nice as they are mounted onto a hollow box section that adds to the resonance. The movement is fully restored and refurbished throughout and the original Swiss platform has been replaced with a new Swiss platform to improve time keeping.

A rare and superb quality clock.