Luxury Design, Past & Present
A Table Clock by Brockbank & Atkins of London
The finely marked rosewood case adorned with ormolu mounts, having foliate scroll feet, the top arched, and dressed with further ormolu scrolls and columns to the fascia, with glass side panels; the 8 day movement driven by a double chain fusee, and striking the hours on a gong; the silvered circular dial having Roman numerals within an engraved giltwork ground, and inscribed atop with the maker's name, Brockbank & Atkins, and numbered 2087; glazed inspection windows to the sides, with a glazed rear door.
Brockbank & Atkins
The Brockbank family business was commenced by John and Miles Brockbank circa 1780, and were joined by George Atkins (1767-1855), the Clerk of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, circa 1815. The celebrated company of Brockbank & Atkins are recorded as working from 6 Cowpers Court, in the Leadenhall ward of the City of London from 1815-1835.