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c. 1740 Philadelphia Tall Clock
 
 
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2012 Northern Woods Competition - Best Traditional Piece Award Winner"

This is a reproduction of the famed "Jefford's clock" which set the record for American clocks at auction in 2004. The top consists of ornately carved sarcophagus molding supporting three flame and urn finials on square plinths. Below that is blind fretwork with paper backing to allow sound to freely escape through hidden holes above the carved, arched molding. The arched door is flanked by fluted collonettes with Corinthian capitals. The elaborate movement has a silvered chapter ring on its dial and phases of the moon mechanism. Transitional moldings above and below the waist are carved using the same motif as the arched moldings in the bonnet. The central door and base front panel utilize curly walnut to add further drama to this already elaborate tall case clock.

Clock works by David Lindow.

Featured in Feb. 2013 Fine Woodworking magazine.

 
 
 
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107 1/2"H x 23 1/2"W x 11 3/8"D

 
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