A fine George III longcase clock in an elegant and refined architectural mahogany veneered case which has achieved a good mellow colour with excellent patination.  There is a double plinth to the panelled base, long moulded trunk door and the hood is flanked by free-standing grooved pillars with brass reeds and brass capitals.

The twelve inch silvered brass dial is finely engraved and includes an aperture to view the day of the month and a strike/silent option.  The centre of the dial is simply signed by the maker, Vulliamy. 

The high quality eight day duration movement has five pillars, an anchor escapement and rack striking mechanism with the hours sounded on a bell.  The ebonised wood rod pendulum has a large brass bob with a silvered calibrating rating nut beneath. 

Benjamin Vulliamy was the second of the Vulliamy family who succeeded his father Justin.  He was clockmaker to George III and was responsible for several important precision clocks made for royalty and the aristocracy.  Examples of his work are included in museums and collections throughout the world.

Clockmaker: BENJAMIN VULLIAMY, London
Circa: 1780
Stock Number: 3899
Height: 85 inches (216 cm.)