An impressive antique animated Federal tall case clock, by Samuel Breneisen, Reading, Pennsylvania, circa 1795-1800.
The handsome inlaid mahogany case of this antique animated tall clock houses a large 14 inch dial with a number of terrific features, including an animated rocking Father Time at center. The dial lunette is painted with the signs of the zodiac above the moon phase disk decorated with an American eagle. The dial, which is also fitted with a sweep second hand and calendar dial, is elaborately signed "Samuel Breneisen / Reading". The distinctive hood features turned finals and pinwheels in the scrolled crest. The case, which has a waist with canted sides, is set with geometric line inlays and rests on flared French feet. The brass movement is of eight day duration and is in fine running condition.
Height with finial: 101"; Width: 10 1/2"; Depth: 20 1/4"
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