A Chippendale carved walnut tall case clock
John Fessler (Sr.)
late 18th century
The molded swans neck pediment divided and flanked by flame finials on fluted pilasters and terminating in carved marigolds above a dentilated frieze over a glazed door flanked by fluted columns and opening to an arched painted dial with Arabic chapter ring, seconds and calendar dial, flower and fruit spandrels and a moon phase dial painted with a ship at sea and a waterfront homestead, signed John Fessler/Fredericktown, above a waisted case centering a door headed by a stylized swans neck and shell motif flanked by fluted quarter columns over a box base with shaped panel, raised on ball and claw feet.
height 8ft 10 3/4in (2.68m); width 23in (58cm); depth 13 1/2in (34cm)