Seth Thomas Mantel Clock Beautifully Inlaid Case Porcelain Face Runs and Strikes. A nicely done Seth Thomas mantel clock like this one does not come along very often. The wood case is just incredible.Look at the inlay on the front and sides. There is some minor crazing to the finish of the clock, but to me just adds to the beauty. My guess is this clock is from the late 1870s to 1890s, but you be the judge. I see only a small chip of the trim on the front right side just under the arched top to report, a chip in the arch at apex on the back and then 3 chips to the arched piece at bottom front of case. Also, a small piece of inlay missing at bottom right front leg. Check out the arched legs on this case, not something that Seth Thomas was known for. Most of their clocks were very stark and common looking, not like this piece. The clock does run and strike, it required no servicing by me. It strikes the hours on the hour, and one strike on the half hour. Great porcelain face with "Made by Seth Thomas in USA" on the bottom of face and then "Seth Thomas" in Script about a 1/3 of way down on face. The glass over the face is intact, no cracks or blistering. Bezel that holds the glass is sound as is the hinge. Top hinge on rear door is a little loose.
The movement has the "ST" logo on it and then, "A-48-R" below it. The clock stands 13.5" tall, by 9" across, by 4.5 wide.
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