Interiors to include Paintings, Clocks, Furniture & Works of Art | 23 April 2013
A French gilt brass mounted oak mantel clock retailed by Bushell, York, circ...
A French gilt brass mounted oak mantel clock retailed by Bushell, York, circa 1900, the eight-day gong striking movement with gilt rosette-centred convex Roman numeral dial inscribed BUSHELL, YORK within bevel glazed bezel, the rectangular case with cherub surmount and gilt fishscale cast mounts to the shallow caddy upstand within scroll pierced mounts to the cornice above lyre pierced cast oval blind frets to sides and foliate quadrant mounts around dial, the angles applied with conforming projecting mounts, on cavetto moulded base applied with scroll cartouche to front, on brass bracket feet, 36cm high.
Movement is in dirty condition, the going trian is running however the strike train is currently inoperative so will require attention. The numerals to the dial are heavily rubbed -particularly the lower half of the dial, the gilt dial finish also has some scratching to the surface. The case is generally intact but in dirty/neglected condition with some opening to the joints to the woodwork and light dicoluration to the mounts which appear to retain their original finish. The rightt hand cornice has two vacant pin holes suggesting a mount was fitted at some time -the right hand side does not have evidence of ever being fitted with a mount.
Clock is complete with pendulum and winding key.
Tuesday 23 April 2013, 10.00am
19th April 9.00am - 4.00pm
20th April 9.00am - 12.30pm
22nd April 9.00am - 6.00pm
23rd April from 8.30am