The Gleneagle is a Sheraton style grandfather clock inspired by the Scottish maker William Robb of Montrose , circa. 1790. Extensive use of checkered edgeline and marquetry inlays enhance the superb flame mahogany veneers of the Gleneagle. The scroll pediment is decorated with wheat motif marquetry and crowned with a fine cast brass eagle. The cabinet stands on splayed feet and features fluted quarter columns to the trunk and "Corinthian" pillars to the hood. The clock features a hand painted moon dial "Wildlife in the Lake District" signed by the artist. The cabinet is hand rubbed and waxed to achieve an "antique" patina.
The introduction of the pendulum movement in England in the 1650s heralded the great age of clock making in London. It was to prove a technological lead that remained virtually unchallenged throughout the 17th & 18th centuries. Comitti’s longcase collection combines the finest features of hand crafted period cabinetwork with precision triple chime movements. Modern features such as automatic night silencing of the chimes, automatic chime correction and automatic beat adjustment to synchronize the swing of the pendulum are included.
Alternative dial options illustrated are available, please contact our sales office for further information.
Triple-chime, 8-day cable movement with silencer
Automatic night silencer (10.00 PM to 7.15 AM), chime sequence and beat correction
Plays Westminster, Whittington and St. Michael melodies on rods
Beveled glasses and lacquered solid brass furniture
Adjustable feet, door locks and detachable hood for access to the movement
Bespoke finish and dial options available
Certificate of Authenticity
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