Tall Case Clock
First Floor - Keeping Room and Adjacent Foyer
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Samuel Sturgeon (working 1811-1835)
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, 1815-1825
Walnut, hard pine, brass movement, painted iron dial
The eight-day, striking clock movement is in a tall case with scrolled pediment bonnet. The imported whitepainted dial has a moon arch, seconds dial, elaborately painted spandrels that embody raised
scrollwork, and raised beads around the chapter ring.
Painted on the dial: Sam’l Sturgeon / Shippensburgh below date aperture. The waist has chamfered corners and a figured walnut door with scalloped top. The base stands on French bracket feet.
Condition notes: The lower backboards of the clock case have been rebuilt.