George III tall case clock by John Dickman, Leith. 8 day time and strike brass works; brass and iron pendulum and iron weights (all appear original). Mahogany case with pine secondary wood has molded bonnet top with broken arch pediment, gilt urn shaped finial, and applied brass rondels at returns, over applied carved fretwork; arched dial with painted moon phase and spandrels with painted female figures emblematic of the four seasons, pierced steel hour, minute and second hands, Roman and Arabic numerals for hours and minutes, flanked by full reeded columns in front (half columns in at rear) with brass capitals and bases; rectangular side windows. Cove molded plinth over waist with figured wood veneers and a serpentine arched molded waist door flanked by reeded quarter columns with brass capitals and bases; cove mid-molding over a base with inlaid crossbanded veneer to edges, canted molded front corners, base with bracket feet. Overall – 85 1/2" H (excluding 6" finial) x 20 1/2" W x 10" D. Scotland, circa 1780. Provenance: the estate of Victor T. Patterson, Franklin, TN. Note: born in Georgia and educated at the Parsons School of Design, Victor Patterson served as a cultural representative to Russia with Dwight D. Eisenhower's "People to People" program (prior to its privatization) before moving to the Nashville, Tennessee area to pursue a career in interior design. He was associated with Bradford's for many years before starting his own business. He decorated the Tennessee Governor's Mansion and the home of several country music stars in the 1970s, and filled his home on Franklin's historic Fourth Avenue with art and antiques from his frequent travels. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Hood: partial loss to brass return ornament; urn finial may be a replacement and has been regilt; carved fretwork has some warping and may not be original. Full shrinkage cracks to both sides; one side has crack to glass window. Some paint wear to numerals and general craquelure to face. Hands appear original. Waist: 1" area of replaced veneer adjacent to lock. Several small holes to back of waist, up to 3/4" diameter. Base: full vertical shrinkage crack to base. Feet appear original and in good condition. Works appear original with some replaced cabling. Clock has run in recent past but works not inspected or guaranteed.
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