Massive 9 Tube Floor Clock made For Russell's LTD, 10 Exchange Street, Manchester, Circa 1890
One of the finest antique mahogany hall clocks offered today. This fine Louis XV style case with original finish is decorated with pleasing first quality carving; the upper and lower doors retain original beveled leaded glass matching the open curvatures. The mahogany backboard behind the tubes is fully scrolled with open fret. The original top is of the highest quality carving. The base of the clock is decorated with a finely carved crest.
The massive eight-day three-train movement strikes on nickel plated brass tubes, has an anchor escapement, nickel plated weights, a screwed beat adjustment, and is regulated by a steel rod suspending a temperature compensating mercury filled jar. The dial gives both the option of two tunes, "Chime on Eight Bells" or "Westminster", and the ability to activate both the hour and quarter strikes independently.
Truly the finest example of the Victorian era. In great original condition with no alterations.
Ht. 114 in.
Walter Durfee Providence, RI, 9 Tube Floor Clock made for Tiffany & Co. New York Cira 1890
A wonderful nine-tube mahogany tallcase clock which was manufactured by Walter H. Durfee and was retailed by Tiffany & Company NY. The case retains its original finish, finials, patinated cast escutcheons and half-inch thick leaded beveled glass in both doors. The massive eight-day three-train movement strikes on nickel plated metal tubes, has a dead beat escapement, a screwed beat adjustment and is regulated by a steel rod suspending a brass pendulum bob. The broken arch dial has applied gilt-bronze arabic numerals and engraved frets, and silvered engraved chapters including the hemispheres, the moon dial and the two subsidiary dials. The dial gives both the option of two tunes, "Chime on Eight Bells" or "Westminster", and the ability to activate both the hour and quarter strikes independently. The painted moon dial shows two moons, a sailing ship and a landscape. The nine tubes are each stamped twice, 'Walter H. Durfee & Co. Prov. RI. Pat Nov. 8, '87. Sep 18, '88. Nov. 1, '92'. Both the moondial and the backplate are stamped 'Walter H. Durfee, RI, Providence'. The top edge of the backplate is also stamped twice 'Walter H. Durfee'.
Ht. 104 in.