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American Federal style tall case clock with painted dial signed L. Watson Cincinnati (Luman Watson, working Cincinnati, Ohio 1819 to 1834). Mahogany primary, poplar secondary. Flat ogee cornice over arched dial, decorated with a painted Federal eagle atop shield, the spandrels with floral and gilt decoration. Dentil molding over a narrow waist section with chamfered corners and door bead edge molding and brass knob, flared molding atop base, paneled base and serpentine skirt with tall straight bracket feet. Fitted with 20th century German brass works. 88 1/2" H x 18 3/4" W x 11 3/4" D. Clock case circa mid- 19th century. Provenance: Notarized affidavit states that the clock was formerly owned by Eli Lilly, who purchased it from the estate of President Woodrow Wilson. It is said to have stood in Wilson's home in Princeton, NJ. Provenance – Lexington, Kentucky area collection. CONDITION: Brass works not original and dial likely associated with case. Uneven old varnished surface, most noticeable to door. Crack to dial from hands to 12 position, with some additional crazing, small abrasions, and losses.