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Tall Case Clock
ca. 1755
Nathaniel Mulliken Jr.
USA: Massachusetts, Lexington
Walnut; brass; glass
overall: 85 x 19 x 10 in.; 215.9 x 48.26 x 25.4 cm
Special Acquisitions Fund and through the generosity of an anonymous donor
95.024

Tall Case Clock; walnut case, solid box base, thumbmolded door, sarcophagus-shaped hood with two turned columms, glazed side-windows, two gilt-wood ball finials above an arched door opening to a compsite brass dial with applied brass spandrels and an applied engraved brass chapter ring (outer Arabic numeral minute ring, inner Roman numeral hours); an applied and engraved seconds dial above the main arbor, an arched nameplate engraved "Nath. Mulliken / Lexington" and date aperature below the main arbor, pierced blued steel bands; in the trepanium arch an applied boss, engraved "Strike / Silent" with pierced steel hand; brass 8-day movement has rack-and-snail strike wheel.