Voysey Mantle Clock Reproduction
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Good design is timeless, and one of my pastimes is taking an old design and reproducing it with a contemporary selection of materials. If you weren’t aware of the history of this piece, and were asked to put a date on it, I doubt you would choose 1895. That is the year that C.F.A. Voysey designed a version of this clock. The first iteration is painted with a bucolic scene on the front panel. You can see images of it at the Victoria and Albert Museum. In the following years, versions of this clock appeared in ebonized oak and even in aluminum.
My version is solid wood; tiger maple for the legs, top dome and spire, and clock hands, ebonized black walnut for the panels, top panel and molding, and foot trim. The horizontal bands in the legs are inlaid ebony and the clock face is inlaid mother of pearl. The movement is a modern, battery operated quartz movement accessible through a small door in the back panel. Because of the hollow case, the ticking of the clock is audible in a quiet room but not annoying.
I have one completed clock available for immediate shipment. I can recreate the clock as shown, or with the colors reversed; tiger maple panels and ebonized walnut legs. Delivery time for special orders is 8-12 weeks.
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This piece is for sale, in stock for immediate shipment at $900.00 including Priority Mail shipping within the US.