SOLD! for $1,652.00.
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Federal tall case clock with a Luman Watson dial, cherry case in an old surface. Bonnet with swan's neck pediment and central urn finial, turned hood columns, ogee waist moldings, waist section with chamfered corners, waist door with serpentine lip and large oval inlay, inset base panel, tapered feet. Poplar secondary wood. Painted dial with letters, "L. Watson Cincinnati", 30 hour wooden works. The works have several inscriptions including "Francis Welte Clockmaker". Additional inscriptions from past individuals servicing the works include: 1210 B / SSW / Family…Watson / P. Berglund / 1889 / R. B. Boulder Cleaned July 16 1889 / Repaired by Thornburg – 1947 In Los. Angeles, Calif. / 1353D . The inside top of the waist door has the inscription, "A. M. Perham Versailles Woodford Co. KY Dec. 1886". Note: An advertisement in the 1851 Lexington Observer & Reporter is titled, "Mr. Alfred M. Perham, The Celebrated Clock Repairer (From Paris, Ky, formerly from Massachusetts) takes this method of informing the citizens of Lexington and its vicinity that he has established himself at the residence of Robert Turner on Mulberry street…Mr. P. will also repair clocks that have been injured by quacks, and will warrant all his work. Caution! Caution! Caution! There are quack clock fixers in almost every town in Kentucky, and often go out among strangers pretending to repair clocks." (research courtesy Greg Black). The case attributed to the shop of Ezra Read, Xenia, Ohio. 87" H x 19" W x 10 1/4"D. Circa 1815. Versailles, Kentucky history. Alternate spelling: Lumen Watson. Provenance – Lexington, Kentucky area collection. Condition: Waist door lock missing, missing lead pendulum bob, molding to top of tapered feet missing, minor case abrasions, rear feet lower than front feet causing case to lean backward. CONDITION: Waist door lock missing, missing lead pendulum bob, molding to top of tapered feet missing, minor case abrasions, rear feet lower than front feet causing case to lean backward.