This clock is an adaptation of a tall or long case clock that might have been made by John Martin in his shop in Winchester, Virginia in the last decade of the 18th century. It is typical of Valley tall case clocks in it's use of fluted quarter columns, broken scroll pediment with carved rosettes and ogee bracket feet.
I made this clock while a student with Jeff Headley and Steve Hamilton and they assisted me with answers and advice as I was completing the clock at home long after the class was finished. It is made from tiger maple as the primary wood and quatersawn poplar for the secondary wood and I carved the dogwood rosettes in sycamore. The movement is by David Lindow and the face and moon dial is hand painted by Veda Headley. The finish over the aniline dye stain is boiled linseed oil and multiple coats of rubbed out garnet shellac.
Typically these clocks had three urn finials atop the hood, but as a design choice we opted for only one in the center of the pediment.
- Shenandoah Valley Tall Case Clock
Shenandoah Valley Tall Case Clock
FY Frederick Yochim Updated
171 0 3 0
95"H, 14.25"W@waist and 22"W@hood moulding, 11.75"D