Dating from around the late 1800s or very early 1900s, this is a magnificent old American Sessions Mantle Clock. A particularly lovely example, this clock remains all original (unmolested), and is beautifully preserved in excellent working order.
Decorated in classical Greek Roman style, the front of the clock features full (not just half-round) reeded Corinthian columns flanking the dial, with ornate metal capitals. These are sandwiched between the superb multi-coloured Adamantine (faux marble) mouldings that extend around the sides of the clock. . The original ornate cast metal furnishings (feet, side handles etc) complete the picture perfectly, creating a truly beautiful old clock.
This clock has been well cared for. The timber case is undamaged ( no splits, cracks, chips), and the original ebonised finish remains in excellent condition with only very minor random blemishes and imperfections consistent with age. It is lovely and clean, and glows with a pleasing soft lustre.
As can be seen in the pictures, the dial is an absolute work of art (no doubt making this clock a much more expensive model in its day). Wonderfully decorative, it features intricately cut-out, pressed and gilded metal work, with beautifully shaped steel hands. The face is protected behind the original glass hinged cover and fancy bezel, all in excellent condition. The makers name ’Sessions’ appears beneath the numeral six.
On its rear panel, the clock still retains most of its original manufacturers paper label, and the circular hinged metal door fastens with a simple latch.
The quality brass eight-day movement is working perfectly, and has recently been cleaned and oiled. This also carries the makers name stamped into the front plate (i.e. located behind the dial), ‘The Sessions Clock Co USA, Forestville, Conn’.
This clock strikes on both a coiled gong and a bell (many models strike only on one). On the half hour it strikes once on the bell with a pleasant sounding ‘ping’, and each hour it strikes the appropriate count on the deeply resonant gong.
The clock works perfectly and keeps good time.
It comes complete with its original pendulum, and a double ended key for winding and regulating the timekeeping.
Dimensions are: height 29cm, width 42cm, depth 17.5cm
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Set up and care information will be sent to the new owner, and we will happily provide follow up advice/help via phone/email if required.
This clock will be safely wrapped with bubble wrap and padding, double boxed with inner box of styrene.
Examples of postage costs ( signed for delivery)
for this item to each capital city are as follows:
Sydney $27.00,Canberra $31.50, Melbourne $22.00, Brisbane $30.50, Adelaide $27.20, Darwin $41.00 , Perth $31.70