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John McAlister

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President's Oval Office
« on: September 01, 2010, 05:32:46 PM »
From time to time I see pictures of Obama's Oval Office. There is a tall case clock there.  It appears to be an imposing piece.  Does anyone know anything about it?  Origin?  Maker?  Dimensions? Etc, etc? I do not want to reproduce it; I'm just curious. 
John McAlister
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Re: President's Oval Office
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2010, 09:19:49 PM »
 Google has some basic info when I search for 'oval office tall clock', including this: http://www.sapfm.org/forum/index.php?topic=879.0 and this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oval_Office which says: "A large case clock, commonly called a grandfather clock, built in Boston by John and Thomas Seymour, c. 1795-1805, stands in the northeast portion of the room."

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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2010, 09:32:07 AM »
I posted a question about it right after Mr. Obama was sworn in.  I saw it in some pics of his first day in office.  There were a couple of replies in to my inquiry in the Clocks section...

http://www.sapfm.org/forum/index.php?topic=879.0

I'd like to build one like it but smaller.  i doubt we'll ever live in a house that would accommodate something that big. 

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Re: President's Oval Office
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2010, 10:32:27 AM »
These pictures were just on the web yesterday.  I guess they just redecorated the oval office.  Not real crazy about the sofa/coffee table/lamp selection.  I much prefer Jeb Bartlett's oval office.

http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-250_162-10004688-10.html?tag=contentBody;mGalleryBottom
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Re: President's Oval Office
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2010, 11:28:38 AM »
Many thanks to all who responded.  Somehow I forgotten that Tony had touched on the same subject earlier and that it was a Seymour clock. Memory is not my long suit these days!  Thanks again.  John McAlister
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Re: President's Oval Office
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2010, 07:39:53 PM »
Jeff, did they reupholster your chairs