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A Very Fine “Exhibition” Long Case Clock Chiming on Nine Tubes

H: 106 in / 269.5 cm  |  W: 25 in / 64 cm  |  D: 17 in / 43.5 cm

Description

Constructed in mahogany; the exuberantly carved case supported on ogee bracket feet flanking an apron, the base panel having foliate marquetry inlays; over, the glass fronted lockable inspection door, displaying the weights, tubes and pendulum is adorned with complex stylised lattice and tracery work, with carved spandrels to the canted sides; the serpentine hood houses an engraved brass faced arched dial, with hours delineated in Roman numerals, with a subsidiary dial displaying the seconds; over, two more subsidiary dials show quarter hour and hourly striking for the Westminster and Whittington chimes; conformingly carved spandrels to the sides, with a shaped and carved cornice.
Circa 1885

REF No. 7653

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