Apr 06 2007

Maiden Victorian Grandfather Clock ca. 1910

Published by at 12:27 pm under RJ Horner

Here’s a gorgeous carved Hondura’s mahogany Grandfather Clock from around 1910. This is not a Horner, but I though Horner aficionado’s would appreciate the carving. Before I pass on more information from this listing from North Wind Antiques, I’ll let you know that bidding is currently at about $9,000 (reserve not yet met) and bidding ends April 9th.

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There’s nothing quite like an antique Grandfather clock, and in our humble opinion the Victorian Age produced the most fantastic examples, combining elaborate Renaissance inspired cabinet work with the refined “works” produced during that time! This wonderful combination of “art” and practicality will never be reproduced again, and what fine timepieces of yesteryear are still in existance are highly sought after to adorn and enrich ones home!

This is a fine example in an amazing state of preservation! Hand carved in Grand Rapids, Mi. and constructed of fine Honduras Mahogany for Colonial Mfg. Co., the case alone is a masterwork of proportion and the carvers art! The finish is original in an amazing state of preservation. The carvings are also perfectly preserved! The base boasts a symmetrical flame grain framed by fiercely posed Griffins with massive paw feet! The torso of the case sweeps upward into mermaid like maidens guarding each corner. The original beveled glass on all three sides shows off the organ-like tubes, gleaming brass weights, and the massive pendulum. The hood sits atop the torso like an ornate helmet over a suit of armor! Two statuesque women flank the timepiece, one representing “womanhood”, delicate, curvaceous and soft, the other portraying the protector, the “warrior”. The crest shows off the carvers skill with more amorial style carvings. The delicate swags, and shell sits under an angels face portraying an overall feeling of grace, pride and strength!

The works are all original, freshly cleaned, tuned in great working order. Stamped Colonial and W & H (Winterhalder & Hofmeier) and like the case in wonderful original condition. The original painted moon dial is still vibrant with minor crackling and only a few small chips. The nine tubes play your choice of either Whittington, Westminster or St. John’s every hour. The clock chimes on the quarter hour and is an 8 day movement. This is considered the best model Colonial made, and they were the largest clock manufacturer in the early 1900’s. The model # 1278 from the Colonial catalog is stamped on the back of the case. A Colonial label is on the inside of the door also. This movement is also self-adjusting. The chimes are not overly loud and of course can be silenced at the flick of a lever.

Condition is very fine and original. Measurements are 98″ high, 28″ wide, and 20″ deep. Shipping by our truck will be between 200.00 and 500.00 depending on location.

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3 Responses to “Maiden Victorian Grandfather Clock ca. 1910”

  1. DPresson 14 May 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Is this still for sale?

  2. governoron 22 Aug 2014 at 1:24 pm

    a similar colonial clock is listed on Ruby Lane. The shop name is Tomorrow’s Memories

  3. Rickon 08 Jul 2015 at 7:41 am

    What can you tell me about the Mary painting to the left of the clock?
    Is that still for sale?

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