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A fine quality quarter chiming burr walnut longcase / grandfather clock by Maple of London circa 1910.

  • Maple of London c.1910
  • Height: 207cm
  • Width: 43cm
  • Depth: 30cm
  • Price: £4,800

 

Case


A high quality, small proportioned, Westminster chiming longcase / grandfather clock by Maple of London.

The beautifully figured burr walnut case of excellent colour and patination.
The shaped topped and moulded hood surmounted with a carved cresting with beaded moulding, beneath canted corners with applied carved decoration.
Convex glazed locking hood door surrounded by matching beaded mouding.
 
The shaped trunk door, with beautiful book matched burr walnut veneers, with finely executed carved decoration to the upper section. The perimeter of the trunk door having a decorative moulded edge.

The raised paneled figured burr walnut base with decorative moulding over the step moulded shaped bracket feet.

The original lock keys and hinges to the hood and trunk door.

The case sides beautifully veneered with figured walnut of the highest quality.

The case is made to a very high standard using the very best materials and is in excellent original condition.

Dial

The circular silvered brass dial signed to the lower centre Maple, London.
The finely engraved dial centre with Roman chapter ring with an outer minute track.
Chime / Chime silent selector to the right of the numeral III.
A very crisp and well executed dial of the highest quality.

Movement

The fully restored high quality eight day duration triple weight movement striking the quarters hours on 4 curled gongs, playing graduating Westminster chimes on each quarter, finishing with full westmoineter chime on the hour and striking the hours on a further blued steel gong.

The substantial movement having thick brass plates and large knopped plate pillars, all manufactured to the higest possible level.

The movement is fully restored by our horologist who works exclusively for us.
Our horologist is a Fellow of the British Horological Institute (FBHI), having 35 years of full time professional engagement in the repair & restoration of clocks, watches, music boxes & barometers. He was the recipient of the 1977 Worshipful Company of Clockmakers Bronze Medal.

Weights and pendulum


The high quality polished brass pendulum bob, with steel bar rod and brass knurled rating nut.

Three polished brass cased weights with substantial pulleys.

Hands

Finely fretted blued steel hands.

A very fine longcase clock of beautiful smaller proportions, in excellent original condition and of superior quality with a quarter chiming movement.

All of our clocks have been sympathetically restored and have been expertly vetted for originality and good working order.

All clocks purchased from us are guaranteed for two years.


Maker


Maple & Co was established by John Maple, a shopkeeper from Horley, Surrey, who later opened an antique furniture shop in Tottenham Court Road London, however it was his son, John Blundell Maple , who made Maples & Co a success.
With exceptional business skills, John B. Maple took over the company while still a young man and by the 1880s they were the largest furniture store in the world, exporting their fine furniture to every continent.
Maple & Co manufactured their luxury furniture entirely in-house, at a huge modern complex. A timber importer and furniture exporter, they landed prestigious contracts furnishing fine houses, hotels and palaces in Europe among them Tsar Nicholasís Winter Palace and the Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna .

 


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