Walter Durfee No. 5 Clock

Magnificent Walter Durfee No. 5 grandfather clock in an impeccable original finish oak case.   It is signed twice on the top rim of the movement and once on t he back of the moon dial.  The nine tubes are also signed at the top.  It has the three graduated brass weights and original pendulum, keys that work the locks and the crank.  The painted revolving top dial has a moon painted on one side and a ship on the other.  The dial and face show just normal wear and no restoration has been done on either.  The clock has the option of playing Westminster Chimes, Eight Bells or being turned off.  It plays an ascending tune on each quarter hour ending with the longest tune on the hour followed by the hour strike.  Notice the second hand in the middle of the dial.  The quartered oak case has open carving at the top and sides of the hood with a carved finial on each end.  The door features a number of square and shaped crystals with deep beveled edges.  There are carved columns on the sides of the hood and case.  The horizontal moldings have extensive intricate carvings.  There are large carved feet on the base.  This model is shown on page 149 of Longcase Clocks and Standing Regulators by Tran Duy Ly.  More information on Durfee clocks is presented in that book.  This clock was retailed by Moores & Winder, a prominent jeweler in Troy, NY at the time.  It was originally sold to the St. Peter’s  church in Albany, New York where it remained until recently deacquisitioned.  The keys to the clock are kept in a blue Tiffany bag.  One of the finest Durfee clocks you are going to find on the market today!  Circa:  1895.  Dimensions:  98.5″H  x  27″W (at base)  x  17″D.   Condition:  Fabulous original finish with a deep rich patina.   Price:   $34,500.00  

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