Long-case Clocks

Long-case musical quarter chimimg clock

    Long-case musical quarter chimimg clock


    The 19th century

    Wood, metal, steel, brass, glass, fabric; casting, carpentry, gilding, silvering, polishing, carving, mechanical work

    Height 233 cm


    Clock is housed in vertical mahogany veneered varnished wooden case, on high socle with the paneled facade side. Ornately shaped door with an arched panel is on the façade central narrow part. Quarters of round fluted columns with metal Corinthian bases and capitals are embedded in the front ribs. The gravity-powered drive links with blocks are mounted inside the case. A clockwork with metal arched dial, closed with small glazed door is in the expanded upper part. The case is crowned with a finial with undulating open cornice and cast metal mascaron between the waves.

    A pair of thin fluted columns with metal cast bases and the Corinthian capitals supports the front part of the finial. Acoustic windows, closed with slotted panels, covered with fabric are on the case lateral sides.

    Silver-plated chapter-ring with black Roman numerals and minute graduations with Arabic numerals (every five minutes) is on the dial face. Hour and minute hands are openwork. Chapter ring with a second hand, seconds' graduations and Arabic numerals (every ten seconds) is inside the main dial, near twelve o’clock mark. Three apertures for winding keys are beneath.

    Ring-shaped chime indicator with chiselled hand and engraved inscriptions “CHIME” and “SILENT” is above the main dial.

    Chime tunes switch is on the large ring external side near 3 o’clock mark. The dials are surrounded by cast decorative onlays with foliage patterns and fancy fish. The clockwork mechanism with three gravity-powered motors has one gong for chime and sound comb for a quarter of an hour chime.