A late Victorian carved oak Gothic 8 day musical longcase clock Maple & Co Ltd
Lot 496
A late Victorian carved oak Gothic 8 day musical longcase clock Maple & Co Ltd
Sold for £2,250 (US$ 3,606) inc. premium

Lot Details
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.

Footnotes

  • The clock movement was probably manufactured for Maple & Co Ltd, by an anonymous maker. The business was established in 1841 by John Maple and by 1860 had become J. Maple & Co. In 1891 the firm was converted into a limited liability company under the name Maple & Co Ltd.
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