ID: 1591 | This clock is sold
Magnificent in every detail! The 101” tall, mahogany case is signed by the famous Philadelphia firm – Lejambre. The Lejambres were well known for creating some of the finest custom furniture made in Philadelphia from about 1870 to 1907. The depth and detail of the carving, the choice of grain in the mahogany, the details of the style and the fine finish of the clock are all typical of Lejambre's work. The March 1978 issue of The Magazine Antiques has an article by Peter Strickland, entitled “Furniture by the Lejambre Family of Philadelphia” which details the history of the Lejambres and shows many examples of their work. The dial is signed J. E. Caldwell & Co., Philadelphia. Beneath the chapter ring the dial is marked - J. C. Jennens & Sons, the movement maker. The clock plays Westminster chimes on the quarters followed by full hour striking at each quarter. The strike can also be set for hour strike on the hour only. One minute after every hour it plays one of six tunes. Each function can be silenced separately. The clock plays the following music: Jolly Young Waterman at 1 & 7 There Is No Luck in the House at 2 & 8 Blue Bells of Scotland at 3 & 9 The Harp That Once Through Tara's Halls at 4 & 10 Easter Hymn at 5 & 11 Auld Lang Syne at 6 and 12. This clock is one of only 2 known examples of Lejambre clock cases. The other example has a time and strike movement. The photos say much more than words. Please view them very carefully and call or email me if you have questions.
ID: 2066 | This clock is sold
Elliott, London Superbly Carved 9 Tube Grandfather Clock. Totally original and in the best original condition. Please view the photos carefully to fully appreciate the detailed carving on the case. Each face has an individual personality. A great clock!
ID: 2117 | This clock is sold
E. Howard & Co. Standing Regulator. The mahogany case is 74" tall and 26" wide. The fine quality movement has Geneva stop work, ruby pallet jewels and maintaining power. The 4 jar mercury pendulum is stamped 2316-19. The pendulum number is the amount of mercury required to compensate the pendulum. The front hanging pendulum with thumbprint Sandwich glass vials and damascened upper and lower pieces glistens and sparkles as the pendulum swings, completely visible, barely an inch behind the door glass. The dial with applied numerals and fine hands is perfectly proportioned to the clock and is quite elegant. The matte silver background is perfect behind the gilt raised numerals and fine blued hands. The warm brown color of the mahogany case complements the gold and silver tones of the dial and pendulum perfectly. The pendulum and movement are in the style of 1870 to 1878. The clock dial and hands are from the Hall Clock period of the late 1880’s to about 1910. While the case is not a Howard catalog design it may have been made at the Howard factory from an earlier wall clock. This can be seen in the photo of the movement in the case. The arcing “top” above the movement is certainly from the original wall clock. A very fine standing regulator and truly superb timekeeper.