Tall and stately, this lovely long case clock makes a grand statement. While the clock case appears white from a distance, when you draw up extremely close in person you will see it has been painted a very pale, soft blue. This top layer of paint is old and shows fine crackling throughout the finish revealing the clock was originally painted white, and the 12" tall base remains white. It was quite common for clocks built in the early 1800's (such as this one) to be painted over at least once if not multiple times based on the "style' of the day. This one has been accented with hand-painted gold stencil trim of leaves and vines. Most grandfather clocks of the period were 5'-6' tall because of the work and cost to make them any taller. At almost 7.5' tall, this one is a special find.
This item is part of our “un-restored” collection and is being sold in "as is, used" original condition; how we found it in Europe. We recommend installing a simple battery fuction as the clock itself no longer works. You are welcome to contact us directly if you would like to learn more about this or other items, we will be happy to assist you further.