Sometimes it makes sense to start with an original. A client requested a mechanical wall clock that struck the hour. After a bit of investigation, I suggested we purchase and restore an original instead of making a reproduction. My reasoning was that an original would retain its intrinsic value as an antique and would end up costing less than a reproduction with a comparable mechanism. I was lucky enough to find a nice period Seth Thomas on Ebay. After a careful restoration of the case and works it is as good as new. Seth Thomas made several variations of this clock, this one is pine with rosewood veneer for the case, solid rosewood for the face frame. The clock works, face and bezel are all original. I replaced the gold leaf on the border of the door.