Seller: cgfclocks (2,014) 100%, Location: Cheshire, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 381544137141 Antique Mahogany Musical Tube Chiming Longcase Clock Whittington & Westminster with STRIKE / SILENT FACILITY At Cheshire Grandfather Clocks we hold one of the largest selections of Antique longcase clocks in the UK. PLEASE VIEW OUR EBAY SHOP FOR THE OTHER CLOCKS & ANTIQUES WE HAVE LISTED : IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VIEW THE CLOCK OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL US ON 01829 733028 DESCRIPTION: This is a truly exquisite mahogany longcase musical clock which is in superb condition and is exceptional quality. The clock has a choice of two tunes namely Westminster or Whittington, or can be selected for 'Silent' for the chimes and /or 'Silent' for the striking of the hours if required. The movement is an outstanding quality by the renowned makers Winterhalder & Hofmeier, GERMANY who made high quality clocks mainly for the English market. In addition to being musical it is maintaining power. The clock is in perfect working order having just been professionally cleaned and serviced and is ideal for anyone looking for a high quality clock to place straight into their home. PLEASE NOTE: The clock is complete with it's original cast brass finial, but the room in which the photographs are taken was slightly too low to allow it to be placed on the clock however we have taken a photograph with the hood off to allow you view the hood complete with it's finial. If we start with the hood, this has swan necks with arched moulded cornice and below this has been superbly carved with leaves which sets the hood off beautifully. Pretty Corinthian columns which terminate in brass capitals flank the hood door. There is a lock to the door which is compete with a key. To the sides of the hood are wonderful fretted panels lines in fabric which allow the sound of the chimes to pass nicely from the case. There is also a fretted panel to the rear of the clock set into the backboard to help the sound of the chimes to pass from the case. If we then move down to the trunk it has a wonderful full length door which is shaped to the top and beautifully edges in shaped moulding. The door is also complete with it's lock and key which is fully working. The trunk has canted corner which have been nicely reeded. Also above the door is a lovely carved detailing, Finally the base has a lovely panel to the centre and is raised on a nicely shaped plith base. The eight-day movement is superb quality and is in perfect working order having been recently professionally cleaned and serviced. In addition to being musical it is maintaining power which means that the clock continues to go even when being wound which is a rare feature to find and a reflection of the quality of this clock. The movement is stamped with with the 'W & H Sch' which is the trademark for the renowned makers Winterhalder & Hofmeier, GERMANY who made high quality clocks mainly for the English market. The clock chimes the hours and either Westminster or Whittington chimes on the quarter hours in such a manner that it chimes a quarter of the tune at quarter past, half the tune at half past, three quarters of the tune at quarter to then the full tune on the hour followed by striking the hour. It also has a subsidiary second dial. The dial is a work of art in it's own right with silvered chapter ring with applied brass Arabic Numerals. The background is the most intricate engravings both around and to the centre of the chapter ring and there had been exceptional attention to detail as can be seen from the photographs. The arch contains three subsidiary dials which are 'STRIKE / SILENT', 'CHIME / SILENT' and 'WHITTINGTON CHIMES / WESTMINSTER CHIMES' these can be used to select the required chimes or they can be use to switch of the chimes and / or the striking of the hours if required. The clock has it lovely brass cased weights. DIMENSIONS: The approximate dimensions are: - 97 inches (246.5 cm) high excluding finial / 99.25 (252 cm) including finial - 22.5 inches (57 cm) across the widest part of the hood - 15.75 inches (40 cm) across the trunk - 22.5 inches (57 cm) across the widest part of the base. As can be seen from these dimension this is a clock of lovely proportions. AGE: The clock is circa 1880 / 1900 CONDITION: The clock is in wonderful condition. The movement is immaculately clean and in perfect working order having recently been professionally cleaned and serviced. This wonderful longcase clock would make a super addition to any home, so happy bidding. If you have time check out my other items! Payment: Please ensure that we receive payment within 2 days of the close of auction. Payment methods listed. For collection in person, cash on collection. Please email any other questions before bidding and only bid if you are serious about buying. Collection / Delivery: Buyer to collect from Tarporley, Cheshire. There is a possibility of local delivery please contact us on 01829 733028. If you are unable to collect you are welcome to arrange a courier. The Courier Group on 07985 320618 Or Mark Woodrow on 07525 761169 can provide a courier quote. Please note all courier costs to be paid directly by buyer. Unless prior arrangements have been made all items to be collected within 14 days. If you have any further queries do not hesitate to contact me on 01829 733028. Ref : tube chimer 03 Powered by eBay Turbo Lister Condition: Please see photographs and description. The clock is in wonderful condition. The movement is immaculately clean and in perfect working order having recently been professionally cleaned and serviced.