American Federal tall case clock with Lucas Ryerson dial. Clock in older surface with a case comprised of mahogany, figured mahogany and line inlay, fitted with brass works. Bonnet with swan's neck pediment and fully turned columns. Arched painted dial with enameled floral sprays and birds and a brass plate reading "Lucas Ryerson" (New Jersey, 1771-1855). Ogee waist moldings with a band of figured inlay having two inlaid ovals above the shaped waist door. Waist door with figured mahogany and line inlay and one large inlaid oval of figured mahogany flanked by half-turned columns above another inset band of figured inlay with inlaid oval. Base having one large inlaid circle of figured mahogany. All above a shaped skirt with French feet. 96 3/4" H x 18" W x 10 1/8" D. Early 19th century. Note: Some records list the maker as Low Ryerson. CONDITION: Losses and patches to inlay. Left front foot missing with losses of inlay to skirt. Pediment braces have been replaced, no finials present with pediment. Case door locked, key not retained.
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