Mantel Clock, Daniel Webster Portrait Tablet, Carved Columns & Eagle Pediment

Goshen, Connecticut, Active 1831-1836

Mantel Clock, Daniel Webster Portrait Tablet, Carved Columns & Eagle Pediment

A Possibly Unique Circa 1830s Mantel Clock. Although Webster was one of the towering political figures of his day, he never achieved the presidency. Perhaps consequently few “display items” honoring him seem to have been produced. This lovely clock is certainly among the best of that genre. It features a large “folk art” image of a rather youthful Webster with name below, and probably dates from the mid-1830s.

The case is elaborately mahogany and mahogany veneer, with a stylized American eagle pediment. Overall display condition is excellent, although it does exhibit typical extremely minor flaws for a clock of this type: The doorknob is missing, the clock face shows wear and losses. It is not in working order, as is usually encountered; we are able to engage one of the best restoration experts. We have never encountered nor seen pictured any other Daniel Webster clock.

Item Date: 1830s

Measurement: Height: 35.75"; width: 18.5"; depth: 5.75"

Material: Mahogany, 30-hour wooden movement, retains original printed maker’s label.

Item Condition: Excellent original tablet, overall condition is very good; paint loss to dial; missing doorknob which we can replace with period knob. Movement not inspected by our clockmaker. See additional information.

Price: $1,850

SKU 232-394

For More Information, Please Contact David Hillier at 978-597-8084 or email

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