FINE LIBRARY CLOCK BY BARRAUD & LUNDSPrice: £1150
Stock No. 5156/k
An impressive and fine quality late 19th century mahogany LIBRARY CLOCK by the renowned makers: Barraud & Lunds of London. The case is of well-figured solid mahogany, with carved Gothic tracery within the architectural pediment; fluted columns flanking the dial; gilt brass ‘fishscale’ panels to the sides whilst raised on a solid mahogany base. The eight-day movement is of substantial high quality chain-driven fusee construction which retains its original heavy precision pendulum and locking nut, while the backplate is engraved with a signature of the makers.
The good engraved and silvered dial is also engraved with the signature: Barraud & Lunds, 14 Bishopsgate within Cornhill, LONDON and is numbered 6828, with the original blued steel ‘poker’ hands behind the glass door within the cast brass bezel. Perfect working order. 15ins high; 10ins wide; 7.5ins deep. circa 1880-1890.
* Interestingly, there is an original Barraud & Lund paper label still affixed to the inside of the glazed back door, which lists the servicing dates, the earliest being April 1901. A clock of very similar design can be seen on the mantelpiece of the main Cabinet Room at Number 10, although that clock is by Vulliamy.