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Object ID 2003.022
Object Name Clock, Tall case
Description 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).
Date 1769-1785
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
People Hoff, George
Place of Origin Lancaster Borough
Year Range from 1769
Year Range to 1785