A fine 12 inch painted wooden dial timepiece in a drop dial mahogany case with its original numbered brass bob pendulum.
Vuillamy was known for producing accurate clocks of exceptional quality and workmanship, and these practical and dependable clocks were supplied to the Royal Household as well as to government offices and other important institutions.
Vulliamy came from a line of exceptional clock makers that enjoyed royal patronage for three generations. His father, also Benjamin Vulliamy, earned a Royal Appointment in 1773 as King George III's Clockmaker. He was also commissioned to build the Regulator Clock, which was responsible for the official London time until 1884, when the Greenwich Royal Observatory took over this role with the Shepherd Master clock and later in 1893 by Dent no. 2012