It was the classical architecture of the 18th and 19th Century which inspired England’s greatest furniture designers, Thomas Sheraton, George Hepplewhite and Thomas Chippendale. Clockmakers were influenced by the fashion for the finest quality cabinetwork created by these makers.
Georgian style and the skills of master craftsmen such as veneer cutters and marquetry makers were employed using exotic woods sourced from around the world to create and decorate the visible areas of the finest clock cabinets. The longcase clock cabinets that are manufactured by Comitti today reflect all the skills and traditions of this bygone age. The finest quality seasoned solid hardwoods and exquisite veneers are selected for their natural beauty. The veneers are cut and matched, inlaid with marquetry and laid by hand so that each piece is unique.
The processes of hand French polishing are employed to enhance the natural beauty of the cabinetwork. The pores of the wood surfaces are filled and sanded using fine papers to create the base before applying the polish lacquers. Finally the surface is pulled over and rubbed with beeswax to achieve a rich natural patina. Manufactured by Comitti, the longcase clock is a work of art, a heritage piece that will be treasured by future generations.
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