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Michael Sim
Sold to a private collector
Mahogany Bracket Clock with Enamel Dials
Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy (1780-1854)
H. 1' 4-1/2"
Courtesy of Michael Sim of Chislehurst, UK

Royal clockmaker Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy invoiced St. James's Palace for this clock (on right) in 1814. He described it as "one of the best spring chime quarter clocks…in a neat mahogany case." Records show that the clock was made to furnish apartments allocated to the King of Prussia who was to arrive in London for a state visit in May 1814. At that time, several sovereigns and other English allies were converging to celebrate the Treaty of Paris and the exile of Napoleon (although peace would not be achieved until his defeat at Waterloo a year later).

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