designed 1895, probably made in 1909
Decorative Arts
wood, paint, brass, clockworks
Overall: 19 11/16 × 10 5/8 × 7 in. (50.01 × 26.99 × 17.78 cm)
Like many of his contemporaries, Charles Voysey designed buildings as well as their furnishings. He designed this clock for his own house, The Orchard, which in 1895 was under construction at Chorleywood in England. The body of the clock, which was painted by Voysey, features a landscape with three stylized trees before a floral field. The phrase “Time & Tide Wait For No Man” is painted on a ribbon at the lower face of the clock.
Inscribed in Voysey's own hand (on the inside of the back door, in pencil): "Mary / Countess of Lovelace / Ockham Park / Ockham"
Gift of Sydney and Frances Lewis
(similiar to) Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society, London, 1896;

(related to) International Exhibition of Modern Decorative Arts, Turin, Italy, 1902;

"Collecting for the Commonwealth. Preserving for the Nation," 2018 Winter Antique Show, Armory, New York

"La Bella Mano: Pre-Raphaelite Paintings and Decorative Arts," VFA, Sept 14 - Oct 24, 1982;

"Clocks of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco Style 1890-1914," National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Ohio, 1996

2018: Collecting for the Commonwealth Preserving for the Nation, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1919-2018, Winter Antiques Show, Park Avenue Armory, New York City, NY, January 18 - 26, 2018.
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