A Rare George III Four Train Musical Longcase Clock In An Outstanding Carved Fiddle-Back Mahogany Case
Case: Fiddle-back mahogany breakarch case with three finials and fine fretwork between, the brass framed hood door aperture with satinwood and ebony branding flanked by carved acanthus volute columns. Fretted access doors to the hood sides. Stepped throat mouldings with acanthus leaf capitals to fluted columns below centre by the flat top breakarch fiddle back trunk door with matching banding. The correspondingly stepped base moulding with a matching raised panel and double skirted foot.
Dial: 12.5 by 17.5 breakarch base dial with a 12 tune selection sector above two silvered subsidary dials for strike/silent and Piano/Forte (soft/loud). The slim chapter ring with musical bagpipe spandrels to the corners and seconds below XII the centre signed Gravell & Tolkein, London 3705 between scrolling foliage.
Duration: 8 days.
Provenance: Private collection U.S.A.