Pennsylvania Walnut Inlaid Tall Clock
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2804M
- Date / Time :
- April 25, 2015 10:00AM
Pennsylvania Walnut Inlaid Tall Clock, Attributed to John Albert, Adams County, Pennsylvania, c. 1795, carved flame finials and pinwheel swan's neck hood, above the four freestanding columns flanking the painted Roman numeral dial with sweep center seconds, raised gilt and pictorial painted spandrels, moon's age in arch, and calendar aperture, carved shell-top full-length waist door with center inlaid star flanked by reeded columns, raised panel base with central star inlay and turned quarter-columns, and ogee bracket feet, eight-day, brass, time and rack strike movement with dead-beat escapement mounted towards the rear plate, powered by two lead weights, and regulated by a brass-faced pendulum. ht. 97 in.
Provenance: Terry and Karen Brotherton.
Literature: Illustrated in Horological Rarities of Space City '99, p. 8.
plinths and finials new, old finish, feet and base restored
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