Unsigned tall case clock of New Hampshire origin. Tall case clock.
This is a very good example of a cherry case tall clock made in the Concord New Hampshire area.
This example is formatted in the traditional woods and proportions that one would expected from the Concord, New Hampshire region Many clock makers from this region used cases that closely resemble this example. Makers such as the Hutchins Brothers and Timothy Chandler easily come to mind.
This case stands proudly on cut out bracket feet. "Proudly" meaning they have good height. These are scrolled out of the base panel and separated visually from the base by an applied molding that runs around the three finished sides of the case. The waist section is long and is fitted with a large rectangular shaped waist door. The door is trimmed with a molded edge. Through this door one can gain access to the tin can weights and the pendulum. The bonnet can be easily described as a swans neck form. This example is better shaped than most. The moldings are not as heavily formed and the arches have more vertical height than the vast majority of the typical Concord case styles. The rosettes are finely carved in a pinwheel pattern. The finial plinths support the three brass ball and spike finials. The bonnet columns are turned smooth and mounted into brass capitals. The bonnet door is an arched form and is fitted with glass. The iron dial is painted. It is not signed. The time ring is formatted in Arabic numeral hour markers. Arabic numerals are used as the five minute markers as well. This dial also displays the seconds on a subsidiary dial. The four spandrel areas are decorated with florals. this floral theme is repeated and expanded in the arch. The movement is constructed in brass. It is designed to run eight days on a full wind and is weight driven. This clock strikes the hours on a cast iron bell which is mounted above the movement on an iron bell stand. Overall, it is good quality.
This clock stands approximately 7 feet 7 inches tall and was made circa 1805. It is inventory number 27257.
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