Early American Pennsylvania Chippendale period tall clock, attributed to John Scott. Circa 1785. This clock has a fine mahogany case with double scroll cresting with floral rosettes, urn and flame finials, arched face door with slender columns, painted white enameled metal dial with flowers in the arch and fruit and flowers in the corner spandrels, molded waist door with serpentine carved top, flanked by fluted quarter columns on the waist and base; molded panel base on ogee bracket feet. Certain features on the case suggest a Chambersburg to Carlisle area origin, i.e. the bell horn (on top) and some of the moldings. The latched plates are very unusual features on American clocks but are similar to those on a clock made by Alexander Scott of a slightly later date. Chris Bailey believes that this clock was probably made by John Scott, c.1785, who was older. Excellent running condition with original 8-day brass movement with seconds dial and calendar display. Hour hand is a custom restoration and there has been some professional touch-up to the painted dial. Finials are original. With key and winding crank. Dimensions: 104.75 inches ht. x 21 inches wide x 12.75 inches deep. Provenance: Ex-collection of Chris H. Bailey, Curator of American Clock and Watch Museum, Bristol, CT and pictured in his book, "Two Hundred Years of American Clocks and Watches," 1975; then sold to Delaney Antique Clocks, who sold it to the present owner.
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