An unsigned maple case of New Hampshire origin
This case is nicely proportioned. Constructed in maple with a white pine backboard, cases of this form are common to the New England region. This example was most likely made in New Hampshire. This example has been recently refinish. As a result, the wood is a warm honey color. The case stands on applied bracket feet. The waist door is rectangular shaped and fills the waist section of the case. Through this door one can access the weights and pendulum. The bonnet is a traditional New England form. A whale's tails fretwork design is prominently displayed at the top of the case. This complimented by three tall finial plinths that each support a brass ball and spiked finial. The bonnet columns are simply turned and mounted in brass capitals. The visually support the arch molding. The bonnet door is also arched and fitted with glass. It opens to a colorfully painted dial which features a bird in the arch and florals in the spandrel areas. The movement is brass, eight-day duration and of good quality. It is weight driven and wound with a key.
This clock was made circa 1810 and stands 8 feet 1 inches tall. It is inventory 27064.
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