This auction is for a Vintage Seth Thomas 89A Tambour Mantle Clock in very, very good condition. This piece is fully functional, and has the original key and pendulum. Overall dimensions are 16 inches across by 9 inches high by 5 inches deep. It is made of wood, with what I believe is an adamantine celluloid veneer glued to the wood. The veneer has a medium brown burl-look finish. T is one small knick on the back side of the veneer (shown in picture below), but no other visible defects. The design is simple, but the details on the curve and on the trim work are very crisp and well done. The piece is mounted on 4 small brass feet, and weighs 6 pounds. The clock has not been cleaned/refinished.
The face is approximately 5 inches in diameter, and is protected by a hinged convex glass cover, which closes securely. The dial is off white trimmed with a gold colored rim. The hour numbers are black and slightly scrolled and the hands are also black. The minutes are denoted by a diamond character, a dot or a small number (for 15, 30, 45 and 60). The words "Seth Thomas" are printed on the face below the # 12. The letters "S" and "F" are printed to either side of the regulator, which is located just below the center of the face.
The wood back of the clock is dominated by the hinged door with a small knob which opens to the original movement. The movement is in great condition, and is stamped at the lower right hand corner with "89A". Also imprinted is "Made in USA " which surrounds a diamond-shape insignia that contains the letters "ST". The timing is steady, the tick rhythmical, and chime very rich. It chimes on the hour and half hour.
Please contact me if you need additional information on this great piece. Thanks for looking.
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