A maple case tall clock of Concord, New Hampshire
This is a fine country maple case tall clock made in Concord, New Hampshire.
This case is nicely proportioned and stands approximately 7 feet 8.5 inches tall to the top of the center finial. The case is constructed in maple and the secondary wood is white pine. Note that the maple does exhibit some light tiger striping.
This case stands on a cut out bracket base. The feet have good height and transition into a sweeping apron that drops down from the center of the base panel. The waist section features a simple rectangular shaped waist door. The bonnet displays a simple variation of a New England style fretwork design. This includes the three brass ball and spike finials which are mounted or supported on finial plinths or chimneys. The bonnet columns are smoothly turned and mounted in brass capitals. The door is arched in form and is fitted with glass. The movement is brass, eight-day duration and of good quality. The dial is paint decorated. The colors are wonderful and include reds, gold and greens. The movement is constructed in brass and is good quality. It is weight driven and designed to run eight days on a full wind. It is a time and strike design having a rack and snail striking system. As a result, it will strike each hour on the hour. This is done on a cast iron bell which is mounted above the movement on a post.
This clocks stands approximately 93 inches tall, 21.5 inches wide and 10.5 inches deep. It was made circa 1810.It is inventory number 210018.
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