A country case tall clock of New Hampshire origin
This is a fine mixed woods case comprising of maple, birch, mahogany and pine. This clock stands on a simple cutout bracket base. The waist is fitted with a rectangular door. This door is trimmed with a delicate applied molding. The door is cross banded with a mahogany boarder and features a veneered center panel of bird’s eye maple. The bird's maple has avery interesting grain pattern. Smoothly turned quarter columns which are fitted into sides of the waist terminate in brass quarter capitals. The bonnet is a fretwork form that is surmounted with three period brass finials. The dial is of Boston origin and is colorfully painted. It features fruit in the arch and in each of the four spandrel areas. The eight-day movement is weight driven and constructed in brass. It is a time and strike design and is good quality.
This is a popular case form. We have owned many clock cases which share similar design characteristics. Some of which have been signed examples. The names that we see include, James Cole, and John Cross of Rochester, New Hampshire. We have also seen similar examples by Elisha Smith Jr. of Sanbornton, New Hampshire.
This clock stands 7 feet 2 inches tall and was made circa 1810. It is inventory number 2508.
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