Clock, Tall Clock, Paint Decorated
Silas Hoadley Movement
New England, probably New Hampshire
The flat bonnet surmounted by flat pediment with chrome yellow decoration having three chimneys above door opening to dial with floral decoration within each of the four raised gilt spandrels and panoply of Masonic symbols within arch. The thirty-hour wooden movement with ivory bushings, calendar and seconds bit made by the important clockmaker, Silas Hoadley at Plymouth, Connecticut; signed on dial S. Hoadley-Plymouth. The waisted case with rectangular door on a base with shaped skirt and French feet centering drop-panel. Excellent original condition including painted faux grain surface. Ex Herschel Burt Collection. (H: 82".)
Paint Decorated Federal Tall Clock
Lively Decoration, Colorful, Ambitious
Vermont or New York State
Poplar case, paint decorated pendulum bob
A fine decorated example featuring scroll top above an arched door centered by turned columns opening to a painted wooden dial featuring a riverscape scene and painted spandrels, above a molded cornice and rectangular door over a molded base resting on French bracket feet joined by shaped drop-panel apron, the decorated with simulated veneer and inlay painted decoration in shades of red, black, brown, green and ochre. Other than very minor "touches" the painted surface remains in original condition; some thinning to sides. One scrolled pediment has been glued, a thin piece of wood is replaced above the right proper foot probably to repair damaged corner. The 30-hour pull-down movement is appropriate; it is unknown if original; movement recently expertly serviced-running order. (H: 84"; W: 17"; D: 10")
Price on Request
Carved Cherry Tall Clock
A Connecticut River Valley Form
With rare animated dial...American made movement
Made by or for-Isaac Parker - SOLD
The molded arched bonnet with carved rosettes centered by a brass urn finial over astragal molding; glazed lights on both sides of the bonnet. The case is made in three pieces, the hood, waist and base...each section received by the applied molding of supporting section.
The arched and glazed door opening to the dial with enameled pewter hands, second and calendar bits and an extremely rare animated orb encircled by a molded ring centering raised cast spandrels...all above the larger than usual chapter ring with engraved and enameled Roman and Arabic numerals. The dial center has full coverage tight diapering; crosshatch engraving; each dial plate corner with raised-work corner spandrels. The movement is American made (With smooth barrels.) day and second registers. Attached to the dial is an engraved plate that reads-Issac [sic?] Parker-Deerfield; possibly engraved by Parker who is known to have been a competent silversmith. The waisted case with carved quarter-columns has rectangular door with tombstone shaped profile that is hung from original fancy strap hinges and is fitted with a unique upside down kitten head pendulum light. The door lock escutcheon is original. The molded base is raised on applied bracket beneath a compound molding...the feet have simple returns and are centered by a small half circle drop.
Isaac Parker (1749-1805)
Parker was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, and probably trained as a silversmith under his uncle, John Welsh; worked as silversmith in Boston circa 1770-1776. Isaac Parker served as a corporal in Captain Jonas Locke's company of Minute Men and was on active service for 33 days beginning April 19, 1775. According to the Daughters of the American Revolution records, Parker enlisted twice.
It is known that Parker married Deborah Williams of Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1776 and surmised that they moved to Deerfield because his wife had family in the area. Parker set up shop as a jeweler and watchmaker at Deerfield circa 1776-1778, possibly with his uncle, Daniel Parker (1726-1785.) Parker manufactured and repaired shoe buckles, knee buckles, rings, and teaspoons. In spite of his long career as a jeweler in Deerfield, little evidence of Parker's craft survives. He apparently returned to Boston circa 1789 where he was listed as a merchant.
Only Three objects can be securely attributed to Parker: The above described tall-clock, a tablespoon at Yale marked "I.PARKER" and a teaspoon marked "I.P" at Memorial Hall Museum, PVMA, with a history of ownership in the Catlin family.
Height: 87.75-inches; Width: 13.5-inches; Depth: 7.5-inches.
270-13 - SOLD
Tall Case Clock, Chippendale
Molded scrolled cornice with carved rosettes, the urn and flame finials are replacements; the hood having tombstone lights over narrow molded waist with inset fluted quarter-columns, and door with overhanging shaped top, the whole raised on boldly molded base having conforming quarter-columns and ogee feet. The feet are replaced; base panel may be restored. (Height: 91 inches)
Painted Tall Clock
Measures 84.5-inches in height.
Cherry Tall Case Clock
The arched bonnet surmounted by three reeded plinths with brass finials centering the pierced pediment over columns centering an astragal glazed door opening to a conforming dial with maker's inscription and floral corner spandrels centering Arabic numerals and day and second registers. The waisted case with rectangular door having thumb-molded edges on a base raised on applied bracket feet. Minor repairs, minor paint losses to dial otherwise all else fine and original. The dry old finish is possibly original to case. Cherry with pine secondary wood. (89-inches high x 19-inches wide x 10.5-inches deep.) Abraham Edwards (1761-1840), worked in Ashby circa 1794-1840.
With Morbier Movement
Dimensions: 91-inches high.
Probably New Jersey
Cherry, mahogany banding
The swan's neck molding and spun brass finials above a tall cross-banded pediment above the door that opens to a enamel dial; brass eight-day movement
With moon phase, calendar and second bit. The dial retains original paint with only the dial-posts having touch-up. Hood with side-lights, quarter columns and full front columns with brass hardware on cornice above the waist with inset fluted quarter-columns on the base raised on restored applied bracket feet.
The clock is in running order; poplar and pine secondary woods.
(Height to Finial: 91.5 inches.)
Circa 1825 to 1840 - SOLD
Lovely small size in terrific red paint with tall turned finials on capped plinths; applied turned half-spindle beneath center finial centered by carved and molded swans neck pediment; turned and quartered columns at rear of hood with full turned columns centering the glazed hood door. Thirty-hour pull-down movement with painted wood dial probably not original to case but is period and was recently serviced. The waist with long door having serpentine profile above base with recessed panels raised on block and turned feet. (Height to Finial: 94.5 inches.)
731-29 - SOLD
Paint Decorated Tall-Case Clock
Works by Silas Hoadley (1786-1870)
The thirty-hour wooden movement made by the important clockmaker, Silas Hoadley at Plymouth, Connecticut is marked on the dial S. Hoadley-Plymouth therefore may be dated after 1813. The dial with floral decoration within each of the four gilt spandrels and panoply of arms, staff and drapery, a drum, flowers and terrific gilt eagle. The simplicity of form is diminished by its proportion and extremely well preserved original painted surface…black graining against a field of red; oyster-white door with green painted trim on the thumbnail molded edge. The columns flanking the glazed bonnet door are also painted oyster white as are the refreshed fluted chimneys. While the graining paint was wet the decorator created striping by removing the solution in straight lines the end result being simulated inlay. The feet are full height; overall height being 92.25-inches; without center chimney and finial 86.25-inches.
Tall Case Clock
English, for the Spanish Market
Superb Chinoiserie Decoration
Case bares the paper setup instructions label of Diego Evans in Spanish
David Evans & Peter Higgs
Circa 1760 - SOLD
David Evans and his partner Peter Higgs, the London clockmakers had a successful trading contact with Spain. Clocks destined for the Spanish market were signed 'Higgs y Diego Evans, Londres' rather than his usual 'David Evans, Royal Exchange, London'.
This example features overall Mandarin, pagoda and guilloche vignettes done in flat and slightly raised japanned lacquer ornamentation; predominantly with gold gilt against a red ground.
The pagoda top with sounding aperture on a domed molded cornice above the astragal-glazed door with notched corners is fitted to the conforming bonnet and has side-lights. The door opens to a brass dial with reticulated gilt-brass spandrels; brushed dial center and a silvered chapter ring having enameled Roman and Arabic numerals. The chapter ring centering a seconds dial above apertures for time and strike, and a recessed date ring, centered by the engraved and enameled shaped signature plaque...all beneath the tombstone arch with cast spandrels centered by the subsidiary dial; dial center is textured; the ring is marked (Tocar/Silencio) for Chime-Not Chime and is flanked by conforming spandrels. All hands are blued steel. The weights, pendulum and key are present.
The hood over rectangular cove molded waisted case with tombstone-arched molded door raised on a molded plinth base.
The surface and decoration remain in very good condition with only scattered losses...pretty much confined to hood. (Height: 98.5-inches.)
843-45 - SOLD
Oak case, brass 30-hour movement - SOLD
Brass face having cast brass spandrels centering chapter ring with Roman numerals; the molded hood with engaged quarter columns at rear; double pinned mortise and tenon constructed glazed door with applied turned and split columns opens to dial. The hood above the center section with rectangular door hung from strap hinges...raised on molded base. Restoration to lower 6-inches of base, all else very good. Weights, hand, and pendulum appear to be original.
124-83 - SOLD
Cherry Tall Clock
Eight day movement
Circa 1810 - SOLD
The swans-neck molding with scrolled lobes is beautifully molded and is above a mahogany cross-banded bonnet with arched door flanked by turned and fluted columns having brass plinths and capitols...the door retains original cast brass with lion head knob opens to the enameled dial painted with birds and flowers; beautiful painted spandrels featuring scroll, leaf and bird decoration center the dial with Roman and Arabic chapter rings; calendar aperture and second spit; time and strike movement; oval glazed side-lights. The waist with double-arch molded door above the molded base with shaped profile raised on straight French feet joined by lobed profile with center drop. Possibly original surface...dry patina...tight shrinkage cracks in base; very small veneer loss with all else fine. (Height: 90.5 inches; Case Width: 14.25 inches; Case Depth: 8 inches.)
271-16 - SOLD