Sat, Oct 6, 2018 10:00AM EDT
American, 19th century. A tall case clock in mahogany and cherry, clock case by Elijah Warner, having a broken arched pediment ending in swirls, three plinths with turned finials, paint decorated face and lunette with hemisphere, the shaped pendulum door and base tombstone panel flanked by canted corners, all rising on turned feet; ht. 104, wd. 20.5, dp. 11.25 in.
Purportedly owned by 1st and 5th Governor of Kentucky, Isaac Shelby. Cowan's has a copy of a letter dated December 22, 1976 from Barton Kinkead Battaile, the great-great-great grandson of Governor Shelby, stating that the clock was the property of Shelby. An interior label on the piece is for T. G. Calvert, a silversmith and later retailer, active in Lexington, Kentucky in the 1840s.