Elaborately Carved Mahogany Quarter-chiming "Hall" Clock, retailed by Bigelow, Kennard & Company, c. 1900, case attributed to R.J. Horner, New York; movement and dial attributed to Elliott, London, the stylized and fully carved pagoda hood with dial flanked by buttresses, the composite brass dial with applied arabic numerals and maker's boss, central brass hand for calendar indication against an engraved center, subsidiary dials for Strike-Silent and chime selection, Westminster/Whittington/St. Michaels, moon's age dial in the arch, hour and minute hands, rectangular waist door capped by a shell-carved frieze, the door with rococo carving throughout and defining the glazed pendulum port, hinged and flanked by buttresses as above, the base with similar treatment and foliate swags all on ogee feet variants, the eight-day three-train movement with tunes on a nest of eight bells or four gongs with pendulum and three brass-cased weights, ht. 108 in.
Note: Complicated carved cases like the present example are often attributed to R.J. Horner, New York, while well-made three train movements playing chime selections on both a nest of bells and a group of gongs are often attributed to Elliott of London. As with most comparable examples, the movement and the case are not signed by the actual makers.
lacking hood door glass, lacking one weight, piece of wood/molding on waist door around key hole broken off ( approximately 4 inches) scuffs, nicks, scratches throughout, small chips to feet, lacking bottom board and small splashes of white paint on bottom, lacking suspension spring, lacking winding key, lacking seconds bit, lacking chime indicator hand, lacking one weight pulley,
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