Walter H. Durfee Art Nouveau Marquetry Pattern 34 Inlaid Tall Clock, Providence, Rhode Island, c. 1885, central turned urn finial atop the carved shell-decorated plinth, inlaid grasses above the tombstone-shaped hood door, four turned spiral or twisted columns flanking the composite brass dial with moon's phase in the arch, gothic-style roman numeral silvered chapter ring, engine-turned "fish scale" center, seconds bit, and calendar aperture, plaque reading "Walter H. Durfee/Providence," waist section with inlaid and shell-topped paneled door, flanked by two freestanding spiral-turned columns, base terminating in an inset leaf-decorated panel and bold carved paw feet, backboard marked in chalk "No. 3," eight-day time and hour-strike movement with damascened plates, rear plate stamped "Walter H. Durfee/Providence," regulated by two iron weights and brass-faced pendulum, ht. 100 in.
Note: Case decoration associated with Emile Galle.
case and finish in overall very nice condition. metal brackets added to case interior for seating board mounting. Movement needs overhaul. Pendulum rod broken at brass ferrule.
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