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painted with a cream ground and gilt raised edges and mouldings.
The moulded dial surround sits upon a pair of flowerhead carved terminals, water gilded on red bole. The hood is mounted on a tapering fluted column on a moulded box base and turned bun feet. Highly unusually, this longcase clock has no traditional door, but an invisible removable panel at the side to access the pendulum and weights.
The circular 12-inch Roman dial has subsidiary date and seconds dials, and substantial blued steel hands.
It is not clear whether the clock was originally painted and gilded thus. More usual was a polished mahogany finish.
In 1897 the business was frequented by James Keir Hardie, an influential socialist politician who purchased a drumhead grandfather clock. The clock is now in the personal ownership of Michael Laing OBE DL, Chairman and CEO of Laing, Edinburgh and it has been on display in the Scottish Parliament since devolution in 2000.
|Height||196.00 cm||(77.17 inches)|
Carlton Clocks Ltd.
Chalfont Station Road