Chauncey Jerome of New Haven, Connecticut. A figured walnut case mantel clock. 220083.

This is a very unusual mantel clock that is thought to have been made by Chauncey Jerome. The dome top shaped case is veneered in wonderfully figured selections of wood. The grain pattern is vibrant. The base section is three dimensionally formed. The lower panel in the front lifts opens as a door. It is hinged at the top and provides access to the pendulum bob. The brass bezel is fitted with glass and is hinged on the right. This swings open to access the dial and the hands. The tin dial is painted and is original to this clock. The two hands are a traditional Jerome form. The movement is brass and is spring powered. It is designed to run eight-days on a full wind and strike each hour on a wire gong. This is mounted inside the case.

This model measures approximately 16.5 inches tall, 11.5 inches wide and 4.75 inches deep. It was made circa 1875.

Chauncey Jerome was born in 1793 in Canaan, Connecticut the son of a blacksmith and a nail-maker. He has a storied history in the Connecticut clock industry, becoming one of our Nations giant employers and producers during his lifetime. His autobiography has been reprinted and is available to purchase at the American Clock and Watch Museum in Bristol, CT. It is a worthy read.

This clock, inventory number 220083 was photographed before the movement was serviced.

About Chauncey Jerome of New Haven, Connecticut.

Chauncey Jerome was born in 1793 in Canaan, Connecticut the son of a blacksmith and a nail-maker. He has a storied history in the Connecticut clock industry, becoming one of our Nations giant employers and producers during his lifetime. His autobiography has been reprinted and is available to purchase at the American Clock and Watch Museum in Bristol, CT. It is a worthy read.

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