H: 81.5 in / 207 cm | W: 19 in / 47 cm | D: 12.5 in / 31.5 cmDescription
A Long Case Clock by Maple & Company of London in the Adam Manner
Constructed in a polychrome decorated satinwood, with extensive giltwood highlights; rising from swept bracket feet, the shaped inspection door having a central roundel of Britannia amid foliates; the shoulders dressed with addorsed rams heads; the glazed hood enclosing an eight day, three train movement with a brass faced arched dial, and secondary smaller dials displaying Complin (sic) / Westminster chimes, Strike / Silent; the silvered chapter ring having the hours delineated in Roman numerals, the seconds in Arabic numerals, and signed by the maker, ‘Maples, London’.
Founded in 1841 by John Maple, manufacturing and retailing from the hub of the furniture centre in London’s Tottenham Court Road, and through the founder & his son’s drive and excellence of the products of the company, expanded greatly, to have further workshops and points of sale in both Paris and Buenos Aires, and later, a shop in Smyrna. Clientele included Queen Victoria, King Edward V11th, members of the Royal Household, the King of Siam, and the Nicholas, Tsar of Russia. Later, Maples would furnish the Royal yachts, the QE1, QE2 and the Queen Mary, as well as hotels in Nice, London, Paris and Siam.REF No. 8560