American, likely New Jersey, tall case 8-day clock, mahogany, mahogany veneer, light and dark wood inlays, with white pine secondary. Broken scroll pediment with brass ball and spire finials, tympanum flanked by light and dark wood striped pilasters below side finials; cove molding above arched hood door; painted clock face having floral motifs with hour and minute hands; hood door flanked by free standing round columns with string inlay; shaped panels extend from rear sides of hood; a deep cove molding surmounts case with inlaid frieze; inlaid quarter columns flank arched trunk door with oval veneer; coved molding surmounts base with circular veneer over French feet. Chalk inscription of J or S on interior surface of backboard; nailed card to inside of trunk door reads in blue ink, RESTORED BY AL CAVENDER 3605 RAINBOW PLACE PHONE 292-2958 SPECIALIST IN ANTIQUE CLOCK RESTORATION; later note on card in green ink reads, "Died 10 years ago – 2-18-87"; Unknown maker. 99 1/2" H x 21 1/2" W x 10 1/2" D. Circa 1800. Provenance: deaccessioned from a Southern historic house museum. CONDITION: Central finial missing; pendulum not original; one weight missing; later brace at widest part of backboard attached to interior with screws; repair to backboard at proper left base; backboard shortened from full height for removable cover for access to works; repair to hood door at proper left inside corner; replaced hinges on trunk door; some surface wear commensurate with age; large crack to circular veneer at base; crack in veneer on one foot; baseboard split, one half missing, likely due to falling weight. Museum accession number on one foot. Works not tested or guaranteed.
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