A late Victorian carved oak Gothic 8 day musical longcase clock
Maple & Co Ltd
Having a 13.25" square gilt brass dial, the silvered chapter ring with Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds dial over annotated cartouche "MAPLE & CO LTD LONDON", the whole with bright foliate engraving, the high-quality weight driven movement chiming on eight bells and four gongs, hour-striking on a fifth, the architectural Elizabethan revival carved case with cherub cresting over caryatids, further decorated with carved strap work, lion masks, birds, fruit and flowers, the conforming base and breakfront trunk raised on scroll feet, and stamped "Maple and Co. Ltd"
Sold with pendulum and three weights. 268cm (105.5") high.