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Massive Centennial Walnut Presentation Clock

Description: Phenomenal Renaissance Revival Walnut Victorian Centennial presentation tall clock. This extraordinary clock has a large 19" silver dial with the inscription "J.B. 1876." We believe this clock was made for the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition and was likely displayed in one of the convention halls at the time. It has a pin wheel jewelers movement made by George Jones from upstate New York. His movements are considered the finest of the period. It has a replacement sweep second hand, ordered after the photos were taken. There is a single weight and a three vial pendulum. The mercury has been removed from the vials for safety. The monumental 140" case is truly spectacular. It has a carved crest with a three dimensional carved bust - probably of William Shakespeare - perched on a hooded plinth. A ring of little wooden balls encircle the dial. The entire case is decorated with numerous finials, carvings (including some faces) fluted and full burled columns, incised burled panels, carved knobs and rosettes, and extensive burl. The sides and door of the case have an original cut/etched glass. A burled panel enhances the interior of the case. This magnificent rare Centennial clock is one of the BEST pieces of furniture we have ever offered for sale!

Circa: 1876
Dimensions: 140"H x 50"W x 24"D
Finish: We polished the original finish on the case. It has a rich warm patina. The very top of the crest has been restored along with some moldings and finials. We colored these pieces to blend in well with the rest of the original finish.
Price: $250,000.00

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