Newsletter August 18th, 2011

August18th2011Hello,

I hope you can share the excitement of my purchase yesterday of a rare and wonderful tall case clock. From the Pennsylvania are in the late 18th century, the walnut case is heavily inlaid and veneered on the entire facade with the most desirable woods available in this period. Birdseye maple and curly maple are combined with ebony for striking contrasts and high style. Unusual features include freestanding columns above and below over a bracket base with a drop panel skirt. The work is a bras two train movement with a signed English false plate, both brass plates with cut out legs (distinctly American), wooden pendulum and a brass faced bob filled with lead which was poured onto iron bits. The work appears quite complete but has not been run for some time. Height is 93″. There are some typical expected repairs and minor losses, but still retaining the original bottom board and feet. The clock has very warm, deep color and is here awaiting your critical inspection.

May I answer further questions or provide more detailed images? We look forward to your visit.

Best regards and thanks

-Bob

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