B L Vulliamy, Pall Mall
A fine rosewood and brass mounted table clock. Circa 1835
The round painted dial signed B.L.Vulliamy Pall Mall with Roman numerals and blued steel hands.
The attractive rosewood case with lovely patina has a stepped and chamfered top, arched brass mouldings to the glazed side panels, the front door with chamfered angles and inset panels. Solid rear door and block feet.
The high quality eight day double chain fusee movement striking the hours on a bell, signed on the backplate B.L.Vulliamy Pall Mall.
Height 15 1/2 inches (39cm)
Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy was the last of a family line of exceptional clockmakers, and the last of his illustrious family to hold the Royal Clockmaker's Warrant. The Vulliamy family were clockmakers to George III, George IV, William IV and Queen Victoria. Benjamin joined his father in business at Pall Mall very early in life, certainly when less than 20 years of age. He received the Freedom of the Clockmaker's Company in December 1809 and became a liveryman in January 1810 at the age of 30 and was admitted to the Court of Guild in the same year. There he served every office in the Court and was five times elected Master.