This elegant looking tall case clock is marked J.E. Caldwell which was a very prestigious jewelry store in Philadelphia area and is still in existence today. The mahogany Chippendale style case has a beautifully executed crest with a broken arched pediment, finely turned finials, carved roundels and an applied delicate carving of bows and ribbon. On either side of the top door are turned and carved full columns. There are carved quarter columns on either side of the lower door. Below are recessed panels on the front and sides of the case. The clock rests on boldly carved feet. The top glass door has its original brass lock with key. The brass face is original having applied decorative castings in each corner and finely hand chased design in the center. The center dial with the applied cast brass numerals was originally silvered. Someone obviously polished all the silvering off the dial to expose the brass. The ornate hands are original. There is a small sweep seconds dial and hand as well. The clock face has a hand painted moon dial which rotates to display the different phases of the moon throughout the month. The clock retains its original unmarked 8-day German movement which strikes every hour and half hour on a deep, rich sounding gong. The movement was recently cleaned and oiled and is in excellent working condition. The clock requires winding once a week and has its winding crank. The lower door has a beveled glass and its original lock and key. Inside are its original brass weights and pendulum. The mahogany case is in excellent condition having a deep, rich color and desirable patina. What a grand clock that will make a statement in any house or office. 100"h X 21.5"w X 15"d, Condition: Excellent, Circa: 1900.
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