Patton & Jones Philadelphia C. 1815
Patton & Jones Philadelphia Pennsylvania Mahogany Tall Case Clock. Abraham Patton and Samuel G. Jones were partners and listed in the Business Directory of City of Philadelphia from 1804 – 1814. Their shop was at 79 High St. and they were famous for fabulous tall case clocks with documented American painted iron dials bearing their name on a paper label on the back of the dial The broken-arch pediment with fabulous crotch mahogany facings in the waist door and base panel all resting on shaped apron continuing to French feet. Note the chamfered columns that flank the waist door with delicate reeds. Eight Day striking brass clock works with seconds bit, calendar and moon phase dial. This monumental tall case clock stands 100 inches tall. The secondary woods in the case are long leaf yellow pine and tulip poplar. The clock comes with a working door lock and key that secures the waist door. The back boards are segmented horizontally as you would find in clocks of this period from the lower Delaware Valley. The broken arch scrolls are original as are the feet as you can see in the photos. Philadelphia Tall Case clocks from the Federal Period are highly sought after and this one has wonderful overall proportions and outstanding figured mahogany wood selection. The works are complete including all of the motion work for the calendar and moon wheels. The locally painted iron dial is American and of Philadelphia origin which bears the original documented label of Curtis Manufactory for Patton & Jones Philadelphia. This is a clock that we have carefully gone through the movement and the clock runs and strikes perfectly.