Originally of plain 18th Century 'wainscot', this clock was sculpturally embellished in the 'antiquarian' taste by Pugin for the banqueting or Cromwell Hall circa 1845-50. Clearly visible in the Hon. Sarah Wombwell's 1862 watercolour on the Chimney wall, Pugin 'improved' and arranged much of the oak furniture in this room, including the two James I oak armchairs, the carved cresting and 'earpieces' of which were added under Pugin's guidance.
A closely related clock, is visible in the Hon. Mrs Mary Myddelton's watercolour of the 'Door of Stillroom', dated Septr. 16 1860 (the album still owned by the Myddelton family).
In the undated 1870's 'Inventory of the Household Goods and Furniture etc. etc. at Chirk Castle', this clock is listed on the Landing and Staircase to State Rooms as a 'Clock in carved oak frame'.