M & E Blakeslee of Plymouth, Connecticut
This is a wonderful transitional shelf clock with pasted label by M & E Blakeslee of Plymouth, Connecticut. This example incorporates many collectible components in a single example starting with overall condition.
This very colorful example is in outstanding original condition. This clock is fitted with a wooden geared, weight powered, thirty hour time and strike movement. The original Clockmaker’s label is pasted inside the case onto the backboard. It lists the Maker and his working location. The painted wooden dial is decorated with colorful florals. These are found in the four spandrel areas and around the center arbor. Raised gesso borders around the spandrels are highlighted with gilt paint. The lower section of the door is fitted with a colorful painted scene that is framed in a wonderful painted border. This tablet is original to this clock and is in excellent original condition retaining crisp details and coloring. The case is mahogany and retains a original finish. Wonderfully turned and stenciled half columns flank the sides of the case. The detail of which is very strong. At the top of the case is a stenciled decorated splat. It is supported with two capped wooden plinths. This case stands on it’s original carved paw feet. These are in excellent condition. This mahogany case measures approximately 28.5 inches tall, 17 inches wide and almost 5.5 inches deep. It was made circa 1832.
Inventory number NN-46.
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