Durfee Pattern 18 Grandfather Clock

Great quality and style solid quartered oak grandfather clock made by Walter Durfee, Providence, R.I. It is a slight variation of the pattern number 18 clock pictured on page 151 of “Longcase Clocks and Standing Regulators” by Tran Duy Ly. This one has rope twist columns rather than fluted columns on the sides. The rest of the details of the case match the one pictured. The case features intricately carved details and moldings, raised panels on the base and sides and precisely carved front feet. It has a beveled glass in the hood and case door. The hinges are the fancy cast brass ones that were used on the Durfee clocks (see photo). The movement is signed Durfee on several places of the moon dial as well as the back plate (see photos). Each of the nine tubes are also signed. The clock was retailed by Tiffany and Co, NY. Their name is engraved on the front plate of the dial (see photo).  It can be changed from playing either “chimes on eight bells” or “Westminster Chimes” on the quarter hour, half hour, three quarter and hour. It strikes the hours as well.  It has “Memorial Gift of William Shaw Died Aug 17, 1889 to Charles J Clarke.”  This clock is in great untouched condition. The clock is in working order although we have not had the movement serviced.  At some point in the next 25-30 years this might need to be done.  The face has the old silver and tarnished brass, as some customers prefer. If you wished to have it re-silvered we could have that done at an extra charge. A wonderful stylish clock made by the premier clock maker of the period and retailed by Tiffanys!
Circa: 1890
Dimensions: 100″H x 28″W (at base) x 17″D Finish: Very good original finish and patina Price: $19,995.00

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Signed and Dated Tubes

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Signature on Moon Dial

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Movement before we had it cleaned