Derek Roberts, Continental and American Skeleton Clocks, Schiffer, 1989, pp.48-60.
Tardy records two Verneuils, one at 42 Rue St Honoré and another (Verneuil Jeune) at Rue du Contrat Social in 1806 and at Faubourg St-Martin in 1815. It is probable that the present clock was made by the former.
Verneuil specialised in exceptional skeleton clocks, all of which bear a close family resemblance. Of varying complexity, they mostly include calendar work which is laid out in a similar way. Some have silvered dials and some white enamel as on the present example, and the majority rest on marble plinths. The present clock may be considered one of the finest of his known oeuvre, with its superb gridiron pendulum swinging elegantly above the plates.