Northrop & Smith Pillar & Scroll shelf clock originally made in Goshen, Connecticut.

This is a fine pillar and scroll clock made by Northrop & Smith of Goshen, Connecticut circa 1825.

The Northrop & Smith firm was comprised of Herman Northrop and Benjamin F. Smith. They are listed in Clockmakers & Watchmakers of America By Name & By Place. This book was written by Sonya and Thomas Spittler and Chris Bailey. Their partnership was in force in 1831 through 1836. They made a number of clocks that featured wooden geared movements.

This is a good example. The case is constructed in mahogany and has been recently refinished. The wooden works 30 hour weight driven movement is a time and strike design. It strikes each hour on a bell mounted inside the case. The Maker’s label is pasted onto the inside of the backboard. It is in good overall condition and reads, “PATENT / CLOCK, / MADE AND SOLD / BY / Northrop & Smith, / Goshen, Conn.”

This is a classic New England clock. It is designed to fit on the colonial mantle piece of the period. It measures approximately 28 inches tall, 17.5 inches wide and 5 inches deep. This example was made circa 1830.

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