|Object Name||Clock, Tall case|
Walnut flat-top tall case clock. Arched iron dial (circa 1770), has pewter attachments, a chapter ring, spandrels and lunette. Attachments probably made by Hoff himself. Roman numerals used with stylized fleur-de-lis half-hour markers.The two hands are wide and stubby, cut from iron sheeting. Asymmetrical winding arbor holes.
Bonnet has tall arched side windows. Plain columns on hood; plain quarter columns on waist and base. Thin molding at bottom of base.
Note: John J. Snyder, Jr. states "This is one of the finest flat-top clock cases from Lancaster County; it is distinguished by its molded platform on the hood, crisp cove molding of the cornice, and narrow waist section." (Clockmakers of Lancaster County, p. 36 and p.113).
|Made||Hoff, John George, Sr. (1733-1816)|
|Dimensions||H-85.5 W-21.5 D-11.75 inches|
|Collection||Decorative Arts Collection: Furniture|
|Material||Wood / Brass / Pewter|
|Place of Origin||Lancaster Borough|
|Year Range from||1769|
|Year Range to||1785|