A Magnificent Mahogany Exhibition Musical Clock.
A Fine Inlaid and Carved Mahogany Quarter Chiming English Exhibition Clock.
The Clock has a substantial triple train 4-pillar movement with deadbeat escapement, fine beat adjustment, nickel plated, maintaining power, quarter chimes a choice of two tunes on 8 tubular gongs and striking the hour of a further gong, the shaped brass dial applied with silvered Arabic numeral chapter ring, with subsidiary dials for seconds. The Westminster/Whittington ... Find out more
An Important 19th century English Grandfather / longcase clock
An Important 19th century English Grandfather / longcase clock.A wonderful example of a fine English clock with a unique architectural form mahogany case, 8 day musical movement.
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A Fine Quality English Inlaid Grandfather / Longcase Clock
A Fine Quality English Inlaid Grandfather / Longcase Musical Clock by Maple and Co. of London.
The 8 day movement is in perfect working condition, the clock plays Whittington and Westminster chimes on tubular bells. ... Find out more
A magnificent 19th century Gothic revival English wall clock
cotland took over the assets of what became known as the National Westminster Bank and so Baron Grimthorpes and Potts joint masterpiece was hauled out of storage and put back into storage in a different place! Indifferent to history and time the new owners put the clock up for sale, we determined that it should be restored to its former glory . So here it is a unique monument to Victorian engineering, cabinet making and design.
Whilst not detracting from the design and construction of this formidable piece, it is of ... Find out more
A mahogany English antique grandfather clock or longcase clock.
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An English antique Mahogany Musical Grandmother Clock .
An English antique Mahogany Musical Grandmother Clock with 8 Day ... Find out more
An overview of antique carriage, bracket, mantel, wall and longcase clocks
Over the years we have maintained an inventory of antique clocks that are not only excellent time keepers, but also impressive decorative objects because of their design and architectural style. The cases of clocks are quite varied in size. Gilt and brass carriage clocks are among the smallest time pieces, moving on in size to bracket clocks and mantle clocks with cases made from various woods such as mahogany, walnut, ebony and rosewood to a sculptural Black Forest clock which depicts anything from a Golden eagle perched on a rocky crag to a carving of William Tell. Many mantle and bracket clocks were created more for their decorative appearance than to serve as accurate timekeepers.
In a wall clock an owner had something distinguished that could be hung on the wall and serve as a focal point or symbol. For instance, wall clocks were used in bank buildings where the exact time was very important. One such model that we have in our inventory would be our Gothic Revival wall clock whose designer was the engineer in charge of the clock mechanism for the tower clock in London known as Big Ben.
Longcase clocks have been built by clockmakers in the late 1600's. Our stock of antique longcase clocks is mainly Georgian, Regency or Victorian English, German or French.. A longcase clock has a distinct personality about it due to its shape, size, clock face, hood, the sound of its tick and chime, and the material from which the case was constructed. Most English grandfather or longcase clocks have walnut, oak or mahogany cases. The dials of the clocks more often than not were in brass, painted enamel or a mixture of brass with gilt or nickel plated fittings and decoration, much of this depending on the clock's origin.
Musical clocks are very popular. Such musical movements announce the quarter of each hour with a musical melody that increases in length the closer it gets to the hour. The clock then plays its full chime before sounding the hour often on a gong or loud bell.