Herschede Hall Clock Company (American, 1902- 1973), early 20th century. A fine mahogany with satinwood electrical tubular hall, grandfather or tall case clock, No 276/Louis XVI, having a arched case with floral carved crest and conforming satinwood frieze over a arched bevel glazed door; the trunk and sides exposing the pendulum, nine tubes and movement (electrical) for viewing. Reticulated gilt dial has moon phase and Arabic numerals on a brushed steel numeral ring over a beveled glazed door flanked to each side with fluted turned pilasters, the whole terminating on rectangular satinwood molded plinth base with toupie style turned feet. Clock hood has impressed "5" and "276", back of trunk impressed "5" "276" and "150". Retailers tag mounted on back "B. Altman & Co"(American, 1865-1985). Interior of door mounted with placard "THE HERSCHEDE HALL CLOCK CO/CINCINNATI, OHIO U.S.A./ PANAMA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION 1915/ GRAND PRIZE (placed on every clock manufactured after 1915). Approximate height 78", width 21", depth 13.75".
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