Property of various owners
An extraordinary and unique Tiffany & Co. carved mahogany quarter chiming hall clock
designed by Paulding Farnham and built in the Tiffany workshops under the supervision of Joseph Lindauer, 1887
on four carved dolphin feet, below a fluted skirting and oval panel carved with feather scrolls on rippled reserve, the waisted trunk with hinged linen fold side panels and hinged open scroll sound frets, the front panel glazed with beveled glass within conforming border of carved roundels, teardrop shaped copper dial enameled with repousse pale green petals in relief on a cream reserve, the arabic numerals enhanced with metallic copper enamel, the hands similarly chased and enameled, all within a boldly carved surround of scrolling plumes conforming to the dial and surmounted by scroll cresting.
Brass two train weight driven movement with brushed finish, deadbeat escapement with maintaining power, chiming Westminster quarters on four gongs and striking the hours on further gong all suspended from single rod secured to the top board of the case, steel rod Graham pendulum with twin faceted jars suspended from small brass plate screwed to the back board
signed on the dial Tiffany & Co. Union Square, the movement signed Tiffany & Co./Makers/Patented Nov 7th 1882/424.
height 92in (233.6cm); width at base 28in (71.1cm); depth 11in (27.9cm)