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Tall Case Clock

1949.406 (RS119525)

Description

Ogee bracket feet support a large rectangular base with inset front reeded pilasters and an inlaid rectangular centeral panel with cut-out semi-circular corners. Step-molding leads to long, thin works case with inset reeded pilasters. Rectangular door with cut-out corners at top. Proportionally large face enclosed by bonnet with columnar corners with brass at top and bottom. Bonnet encloses small arched window at sides and rectangular glass door with a domed top. Painted dial has Roman numerals; a separate, smaller second-hand dial; gold-painted scrolls in corners and at top, flanking two stylized birds. Conforming domed bonnet. Stripe of inlaid maple surmounted by molding and broken scroll molded pediment with central brass ball and obelisk finial. Two similar flanking finials at sides.

Details

Maker
Cox, Benjamin (Maker)
Date
1809-1813
Location of origin
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
cherry (wood)
inlay (process)
mahogany (wood)
maple (wood)
veneer
Object type
Furniture
Places
Pennsylvania (United States)
Descriptive terms
cherry (wood)
CLOCK, TALL CASE
Inlaid
inlay (process)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Mahogany Veneer
Maple
maple (wood)
tall case clocks
timepieces
veneer
Dimensions
95.25 x 20.375 x 10.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.406
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7629

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