designed 1895, probably made in 1909
English
Decorative Arts
Timepieces
wood, paint, brass, clockworks
Overall: 19 11/16 × 10 5/8 × 7 in. (50.01 × 26.99 × 17.78 cm)
85.217
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.
Shifman, Barry. Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco: Selections from the Sydney and Frances Lewis Decorative Arts Galleries at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Richmond, VA: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2015. p.18-19.

Hamerton, Ian. “Voysey’s architectural clocks.” The Orchard. Autumn 2014, No 3: pp. 25-36;

Frederick R. Brandt, Late 19th and Early 20th Century Decorative Arts. The Sydney and Frances Lewis Collection in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1985, pp. 44-45, no. 2;

"La Bella Mano: Pre-Raphaelite Paintings and Decorative Arts," VFA, Sept 14 - Oct 24, 1982, p. 24, no. 103;

E.B.S., "Some Recent Designs by Mr. Voysey," The Studio, May 14, 1896, p. 216;

Isabelle Anscombe and Charlotte Gere, Arts and Crafts in Britain and America, Rizzoli, NY, 1978, p. 132, pl 164;

John Brandon-Jones et al, C.F. A. Voysey: Architect and Designer 1857-1941, Lund Humphries, London, 1978, p. C.6;

Philippe Garner, Twentieth Century Furniture, Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY, 1980, p. 55;

"Clocks of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco Style 1890-1914, National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Ohio, 1996, p. 22;

Karen Livingstone et al, C.F. A. Voysey Arts & Crafts Designer, V & A Publishing, Londoon, 2016, pp. 165, 170-171, 303, notes 118-121;

Susan J. Rawles, Collecting for the Commonwealth. Preserving for the Nation, VMFA, 2018, p. 49, no. 29;



(lots of citations in Curatorial File)



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