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Sat, Mar 26, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 953

Philadelphia Federal Tall Case Clock by Thomas Voight

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

arched painted dial inscribed "Thomas Voight Philada.", Pennsylvania, 1800-1820, with painted moon dial depicting an American sailing vessel, seconds sweep, brass eight day movement, original saddle board, dial set in very finely figured waisted mahogany case with broken arch pediment with leaf carved urn finials and leafy rosettes, reeded and leaf carved columns and colonettes, exceptionally well carved, 96 x 21 x 11 in.

Note: A noted and highly skilled clockmaker, Thomas Voight was patronized by Thomas Jefferson, who commissioned from him an astronomical tall case clock in 1812 that is now at Monticello.

Provenance: Private North Carolina Collection


dial in good condition with even crackle, scattered minor flaking and one small scratch, break and repair at one swan's neck, later brace at back of one rosette, typical scattered veneer cracks, checking, minor patches and other flaws, slight sun fading, original feet, lacking one hand and other hands likely replaced