Condition Report For Lot# 1003 :
the case has been refinished. The glass is absent in the hood door, which may be a replacement and has a crack in the left arch and is loose from the hood. The right swan's neck has been poorly repaired. The mirror in the trunk door is not original. There is veneer absent from the frame around the mirror and the frame around the conch shell. The columns flanking the hood and trunk doors are fluted with metal Corinthian capitals. The dial is very tarnished and there is major loss to the rocking ship and its background and moon phase. There is no seat board nor any of the bells. There are no weights nor pendulum. Samuel Martin was a clock maker in New York city 1801 to 1820, at which time he moved to Savannah, Georgia. Note that despite the needed restorations, this is a rare and interesting American clock, well worthy of your attention. Would easily bring ten times our estimate when properly restored. Ht 106"