Condition Report For Lot# 577:
it is likely, based on the age of the added upright blocks, that this marriage occurred 150 years ago. The well made Chandlee movement has typical smooth barrels, and a cast brass dial plate. It appears that the dial spandrels, now cast brass, were perhaps changed from the original gilt pewter, however it may just be a late dial. Second's hand is original; hour and minute hands are old replacements. Top final should be a bold wooden job, not brass [is old]. Bottom feet and skirt molding are Victorian replacements; should be separate OG bracket feet less skirt. And finally the recessed panel in the base is indicative of a c1790s case. Earlier Chandlee cases almost all had applied panels. For reference see James E. Arthur's . "CHESTER COUNTY CLOCKS AND THEIR MAKERS", also "Six Quaker Clockmakers" by descendant Edw Chandlee (1943), a later edition of which is included with this lot. If all original, this clock would be valued at $50,000. Ht 98"
Estimate: $10000 - $15000