|Object Name||Clock, Tall Case|
Eight day tall case clock with works by Isaac Chandlee. White dial has Roman numeral hours, a seconds dial under XII and a date wheel above the VI. Spandrels painted with stylized shells and arch at dial top depicts European bldgs. (a chapel?).
Walnut Chippendale case has unusual features. Scroll pediment has three urn and spire finials (spire sawed off center one), two on plinths at corners and one on a central raised keystone. Keystone and plinths have gouge-decoration in a vertical broken line pattern alternating with solid vertical lines. Four corner columns are scored to resemble flutingTympanum, pendulum door and raised panel on base each have figured grain. Unusual wing-shaped upper corners on pendulum door and base panel. Ogee bracket feet have spurs and sit on pads. Decorative center drop on skirt.
|Made||Chandlee, Isaac (1760-1813)|
|Dimensions||H-94.25 W-23 D-12 inches|
|Collection||Decorative Arts Collection: Clocks|
|Material||Wood / Iron / Brass|
|Place of Origin||Nottingham, Chester County|
|Year Range from||1792|
|Year Range to||1804|