A mahogany Long-Case Clock, Circa 1840, is in our Collection in the First White House. It stands proudly toward the back of the front hall on the right as you go toward the back hall. It was made by John Hagey, 1799-1885, a third generation American clockmaker from Germantown, Pennsylvania.
The face of the clock is richly painted on a white background, with stylized shells at the corners. It has 8-day brass works, with phases of the moon. It is representative of the French Restoration style of cabinetmaking which was in favor around 1840.
It is 93: tall and 20-1/2" wide at the upper case. It gives us a very comforting presence with its grand height.