A walnut case tall clock of Pennsylvania origin. Painted lunar calendar. Four hands off the center arbor. TT203

This is a substantial case. It is constructed in walnut and features excellent wood grain and a lovely light color. This particular example is unsigned.

This tall clock stands on four flared French feet. A decorative drop apron hangs below the base between the feet. The base is fitted with an inset panel. This panel features a crotch selection of walnut. The grain pattern is excellent. The corners of the base are slightly canted. The canted surface is decorated with fine reeding. The side of the waist are fitted with turned smoothly turned quarter columns. These terminate in brass Corinthian formed capitals. The waist door is a rectangular shape. Its perimeter is decorated with a molded edge. The bonnet is a swan's neck design. The arches exhibit excellent height and center a large brass finial. Fully turned and fluted bonnet columns flank the arched glazed door. Please note the decorative capitals that are used to secure these columns. The hood door is fitted with glass and opens to a colorfully painted iron dial.

This dial is in excellent original condition. It displays the hours, minutes, seconds, phases of the moon and month calendar. Please note that the calendar day and the seconds are displayed from the center arbor. Hence the term, "Four Hands off the Center." The four spandrel areas are colorfully painted with floral and fruit themes.

The weight driven movement is constructed in brass and designed to run eight days on a full wind. It will also strike each hour on a cast iron bell. It is powered by two weights which are raised by winding the clock through the dial with a crank key. Overall, it is good quality.

This clock was made circa 1825. It was made for a larger space. It stands approximately 8 feet 7 inches tall to the top of the center finial.


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