Antique American Clocks January 2022
English 8-bell bracket clock, ca. 1890. A large (29.5 inches tall and 15 inches wide) English bracket clock in walnut with the original finish. The silvered dial is inscribed with a floral pattern and black lacquered numerals and chapter ring. It sits behind a thick beveled glass in the wooden door, there is no key. Two smaller dials at the top turn off the chime; it plays Westminster Chimes on four bells and a tune that I donít recognize on eight bells, as selected by the top right dial. The heavy brass plate, triple-fusee bracket movement is unsigned; it is running without problem and chiming and striking the hours on a large cathedral gong. The back door is glass with a working key and latch. I suspect the center finial is a replacement. $1200-$1600.