Ohio Valley Tall Case Clock, walnut with poplar secondary. Carved and inlaid dovetailed pediment having a broken arch swan's neck pediment terminating in rosettes over a frieze with applied carved leaf ornament and inlaid leaf motifs; two pear or baluster shaped finials; arched-top glass door with line inlaid frame flanked by narrow tapering turned columns; two oval side windows. Enameled metal dial with Arabic and Roman numerals, strawberry decoration to spandrels, and arched moon dial with globe and landscape decoration. Pierced steel hands. Brass 8 day movement. Back of dial stenciled J.E. –? (covered by movement). Bell signed Taylors Pat Oct. 23 18?0. The body with cove molded top over a veneered frieze, chamfered sides; arched door with line inlaid edges surrounding an inlaid floral sprig; kite shaped escutcheon. Pencil inscriptions to back of door. Base with line and leaf inlay, chamfered corners, and shaped carved skirt with French feet. Square nail construction to back. Pendulum present. 92 1/2" H x 18" W x 11" D. Circa 1825. CONDITION: Finials have been glued to top. Dial with some wear, grime and small losses to enameling. 2 horizontal cracks to interior dial arch. 12" wedge shaped repair to back of clock, just above rear feet. Area of abrasion to door near keyhole, 3 1/2" L. Repairs to feet. Works not tested or guaranteed.
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