This small, ebony-veneered bracket clock, right, by Langley Bradley, London c.1715, 153/4in (40cm) high excluding handle, is yours for £14,500.

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Some of the top makers are available and the price range is admirably wide, starting at around £1500 for a c.1850 mahogany wall clock and rising to more than £30,000 for a c.1735 walnut longcase by John Ellicott of London.