Description: Spectacular Walter Durfee Pattern #20 oak cased grandfather clock. This clock is shown on page 152 of "Longcase Clocks and Standing Regulators" by Tran Duy Ly. The tubes, back of the moon dial, and the movement mounting board are all signed by Durfee (see the four photos here). The top has a devil's head carving. The hood has the open carved sides and a door with a beveled glass. The entire case is, in the typical style of Durfee, beautifully designed with intricate carved moldings, raised beveled panels, detailed carvings and Waterford beveled crystal on the front door and sides. The base is totally carved with lovely claw feet on the front and rear. The three weight movement has nine original tubes and strikes the hour and plays chimes on each quarter hour. It plays Westminster chimes or Chimes on eight bells. It has a revolving moon dial with the original paint. The face is beautifully embossed with the original gilt patina. We decided not to resilver the dial but this could easily be done for an extra charge if requested. The clock was sold by "Woods & Hosley, Springfield." We tried to Google this name but couldn't find it so are unsure which "Springfield" this is. Durfee clocks were sold by many other fine jewelers around the country - including Tiffany & Co. Since these photos were taken we have had the movement serviced and the clock is being sold in good working order. Durfee was the premier clock maker of the turn of the century period and this is one of the best clocks he made!
|Walter Durfee Patten #20 Tall Clock |
Dimensions: 103"H x 26"W x 16"D
Finish: Excellent original or refinished years ago
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