Long-case Clocks

Long-case clock of Chippendale design

    Long-case clock of Chippendale design

    late 19th century

    Mahogany, brass, glass; casting, gilding, silvering, wood carving

    Inscriptions: "CHIME / SILENT; WESTMINSTER / WHITTINGTON / STMICHAEL" on the switches;" SERMON / TORQUAY "on the dial bottom

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    Mechanical long-case clock made of solid mahogany, with two doors, with the base expanding downward. The central part of the body with door, supplemented by the oval glass frame that opens view of the mechanisms: weights, pendulum and pipes. The case lateral sides are decorated with cannulated grooves. The clock with ornately shaped top, complemented by carved curls on the sides and in the upper part, decorated with a through oval element, below is a decorative lattice of interwoven strips, the sides are decorated with cannulated columns.

    The movement is pendulum, lever escapement with three spring motors, quarter chime on nine bells (pipes), plays three tunes.

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    Инв.1840/ММП