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Philadelphia Mahogany Tall Clock Attributed to John Scott

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3475T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: October 19, 2020 12:00PM


Philadelphia Mahogany Tall Clock Attributed to John Scott, c. 1785, possibly the Chambersburg or Carlisle area of Pennsylvania, turned and carved flame finials atop the unusual "bell horn" hood, bold carved rosettes, dovetailed upper section of hood, freestanding turned and tapered columns flanking the unsigned roman numeral painted iron dial, scalloped full-length waist door, center panel base with half-round molding, fluted quarter-columns on both upper and lower case, all resting on ogee bracket feet, eight-day time and hour-strike movement, regulated by a pendulum and two iron weights, ht. 98 in. without finials.

Literature: Pictured in 200 Years of American Clocks & Watches, Chris Bailey, p. 49.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

feet and bottom board appear to be original, original seating board, finial plinths, finials are replacements, dial has inpainting and strengthened numerals, hour hand looks like old replacement, object left ogee molding has small splice repair. Movement complete but was not running when picked up from house. We recommend all movements get cleaned and lubricated.

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Chris Bailey, John Scott