CFA Voysey clock
An extremely important and exceptionally rare, early 20thC mantle clock by the greatest of British Arts & Crafts architect-designers,
Charles Francis Annesley (CFA) Voysey (1857-1941).
This clock was a one-off commission; c1921, for his client CT Burke of
Holly Mount, Buckinghamshire; his Voysey designed house.
This actual clock, and indeed a few other pieces of furniture including an oak table we have (table now SOLD), was made to CFA Voysey`s design by the top Cotswold School cabinet maker, Peter Waals (1870-1937), who was Ernest Gimson`s foreman. Waals later set up his own workshops in Chalford, Gloucestershire after Gimson`s death in 1919.
An earlier version of this clock (made for him by the London firm of FC Nielsen), with two upper graduated tiers, is held at the Geffrye Museum in London.
Commissioned pieces are the scarcest of items designed by CFA Voysey, and rarely, if ever, come on to the open market. Almost certainly the last clock ever designed by him. Further comprehensive information, including documented references and drawings, is available on application.
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