Joseph Doll Ford Museum Colonial Marquetry Vintage Grandfather Tall Case Clock
Item sold on 2015-04-30 - Shipped on 2015-05-01
Shipper: PLYCON (708-339-8805)
This tall case or grandfather clock is about 50 years old and a replica of the famous 1700's "Joseph Doll" clock in the Henry Ford Greenfield Village Museum. Made by the Colonial Clock Co. of Michigan, the mahogany case has inlaid marquetry of an early American eagle with the national motto, "E Pluribus Unum," with traditional Federal motifs.
The original finish is extremely well preserved with a little sun fading on the left side. Hand painting on the dial is authentic.
The brass movement is wound by three pull chains and keeps accurate time for a week. Signed "Jauch of West Germany," the movement plays the familiar Westminster tune on soft resonant chimes each quarter hour and counts the hour as well.
Dimensions of this exquisite clock are 18 1/2' wide, 11" deep and 7' 1" tall to the top of the cast brass pineapple finial.
This clock needs to be "set up" when delivered - weights and pendulum attached and the case leveled. Most of our customers can do this as we walk them through the fairly simple steps by phone. The process is not very difficult, and it is also nice to know how to do this again whenever the clock needs to be moved for cleaning, painting or whatever. A few customers prefer to hire a local clockmaker at their own expense to make a house-call and set up the clock, which is usually not very expensive, depending on your location.
See 30 photos on Harp Gallery website that enlarge to full screen size.
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