Long-case Clocks

Musical longcase clock with calendar

    Musical longcase clock with calendar

    Germany / UK


    Stephen Rimbault

    Steel, wood, glass, brass; casting, engraving, mechanical work and carpentry


    Long-case clock in vertical maple veneered case. The case is divided into three tiers vertically. The bottom tier is ornately shaped, flared socle on low feet. The narrow central part is installed on it. The central part with an arched panelled door which closes the weights and pendulum. Figured window with cast artistic onlay with mascaron and image of the Europe sitting on a bull is on the door central part. Paper label  with the handwritten list of tunes in vignette is fixed to the door inner side. The clock and musical movements are on the  top expanded tier with the arched roof. Cancellated fabric-tightened acoustic windows and round portholes are in the lateral sides. Pilasters with cast gilded bases and capitals are on the facade right and left sides. Clock face is behind the  glazed arched door, the a polished ring dial with black Roman numerals and minutes' scale with Arabic numerals is in the center. Openwork blued hour and minute hands are in the center. Three apertures for the crank are on the dial. The dial ring is surrounded by angular moulded openwork plates, the lower one is with mascarons,  the chime switches are on the upper ones.