The clock was my mother’s most cherished family heirloom. It’s been in my family for seven generations. She told me when I was a teenager that someday it would be mine. I’ve had the clock for a decade. I love it too. The clock is an 8-day tall case clock assembled in 1809 by Samuel Kennedy Miller of New Germantown, N.J. The case has its original finish and is attributed to Mathew Egerton Jr., a prominent cabinetmaker from New Brunswick, N.J. My oldest daughter now knows someday the clock will be hers.
Peter Donnelly, Raleigh
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