When I asked the shop owner how much the clock was, he said I could just have it. Free with the purchase of our table. Woohoo! Score! And I didn't have to guilt Salt into parting with some of our cash-ola.
Once we were back in our workshop, I quickly got down to the business of dismantling the clock and gave it a good rough sanding to knock down some of the glossy finish. Then I proceeded to fill the dings and scratches (and these weird little country-looking moose-track accents carved into the wood) with some wood filler. Wait for it to dry, re-sand and more wood fill.