This Rococo style clock features the finest hand made works with a time and strike eight-day movement.The dial features a silvered brass chapter ring with etched and filled hour and minute numerals. Made of mahogany, this clock has the distinctive mellow patina of Kittinger's Heirloom Finish with brass finials accenting the corners and graceful pediment hood. This expertly crafted reproduction of the original 1812 tall case astronomical clock was purchased by Thomas Jefferson for his homestead, Monticello.The egg and dart design to the swan neck pediment top terminate in delicately carved floral rosettes crowned by three urns and flame finials.Another fine detail are the fluted columns flanking the dial face door with upper and lower carved capitals.Fluted quarter columns with complementary carved capitals are also featured on the waist.The base of this masterpiece is decorated with egg and dart carving as well as fluted quarter columns resting on articulated ogee bracket feet.
This clock has an eight-day movement with Westminster chimes, chiming on the quarter hour. In 1899, Colonial of Zeeland began producing fine clocks, highly prised by collectors.
This is a rare opportunity to own an exceptional American made clock with a historic American motif. Considered the "Jewel In The Crown" of the Henry Ford Museum tall case clock collection, this clock is a faithful reproduction of the original Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 18th Century antique.
The case for this particular clock has been expertly crafted from choice American Black Walnut.
Particular attention was paid to the superior carving work for the head or tympanum board.
Carved from a single piece of walnut, it displays delicate foliage carvings with a vigorous punch work field.Click here to visit our NEW online store Welcome to our antique boats for sale section, with the largest inventory of classic and antique boats in the World.