Victorian Mahogany Tall Case Clock

  • This imposing tall case clock is an exceptional example of Victorian clockmaking
  • A complex eight-day movement powers the clock, which chimes on nine tubular bells
  • It tells the time on a gilt clock face and even features a hand-painted moon phase
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Item No. 31-1222

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An exceptional example of Victorian clockmaking, this imposing tall case, or grandfather, clock towers in a masterfully carved mahogany case. A complex eight-day movement powers the clock, which features nine tubular bells inside that chime the tunes of Westminster and Whittington. The clock face itself is spectacular with its gilt metal and nickel-plated chaptering, while a painted mechanism displays the moon phase. It is all contained within a mahogany case carved with a well-balanced symmetry and crowned by three turned finials. 

Designed to impress, the exhibition timepiece was likely crafted for one of the great international exhibitions or to display in the window of a clockmaker. As a whole, it shows the quality and mastery of both the cabinet and clock makers.

Circa 1890

27 1/4" wide x 18" deep x 115 1/2" high
Victorian Mahogany Tall Case Clock
Period: 19th Century
Origin: England
Type: Longcase/Grandfather
Depth: 18.0 Inches
Width: 27.25 Inches
Height: 115.5 Inches

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