Dating furniture drawers - Dating Antique Furniture - The Spruce


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Whether it matters is a concern for another day. Today the discussion is just on determining the originality of hardware.

This expertly crafted reproduction of the original 1812 tall case astronomical clock was purchased by Thomas Jefferson for his homestead, Monticello. The original clock was crafted by the renowned Philadelphia clockmaker, Thomas Voight. Dated to 1978, this reproduction clock was created for Franklin Heirloom Furniture by the Colonial Clock Company of Zeeland, Michigan as part of its Bi-Centennial Commemorative Collection and beautifully recreates the distinctive characteristics of what is considered one of the finer clocks of the period. Made of a solid walnut case with beautifully grained crotch mahogany inlays, the body has exceptional fluted quarter columns with urns and a scalloped base. The hood has free standing reeded columns and is topped by a scrolled, broken serpentine pediment top with carved rosettes and a central finial. The wonderfully decorated face has medallions in gilt and black, articulated cut hands and includes an individual sweep second hand. This clock has a time and strike movement, striking on the quarter hour and Westminster chimes on the hour. With only a very limited number created, this clock represents a rare opportunity to own one of the finest reproduction tall case clocks ever made.


Dating furniture drawers

Dating furniture drawers