Mahogany Chiming & Striking Library Clock

Stock No. : H008

Mahogany Library Clock
Charles Edward Viner, 235 Regent Street, London
Height 52 cms.

Price £6500

A very fine 19th century mahogany quarter chiming table clock with large lever platform escapement.

The top and sides of the case are inset with bevelled glass panels and cast brass side handles.
The front door is raised on a deep double plinth base with integral drawer.

The case is good with just a little damage to edges of the back door.

The signed eight inch enamel Roman dial with black fleur-de-lis hands and gilt sight ring

The dial is in good condition.

The twin train chain fusee movement with large lever platform escapement and maintaining power, chiming the quarters on a rack of eight graduated bells and striking the hour on a coiled blued steel gong.

All in good condition. The clock is running and striking correctly. Complete with key.

Reference (Bonhams, London) :

Charles Edward Viner was born in 1788 and took his apprenticeship under Thomas Savage, gaining his Freedom in 1813. Like other high class London makers and retailers, he traded in various forms and from various addresses, sometimes simultaneously. Between 1824 to 1835 he traded as Viner and Hoskins and between 1826 and 1843, Viner and Co. He was based at 235 Regents Street between 1836 and 1855.