Antique Associates at West Townsend

Popular Pages

 

Home Page
Weekly Features
Recent Features
Recent Site Adds
Price Changes

Maine Digest Ads

Man at Arms Ads

 

Index of Offerings

Historical Treasures | Portraits, Paintings, Mirrors, etc.
Vanes & Folk Art | Architectural | Lighting | Textiles
Ceramics, Silver & Glass | Banks & Toys
Reference Books | Boxes & Utility Item
Antique Arms | Main House Dealers


Antique Furniture

Blanket Chests Six Board | Blanket Chests w/Drawers
Chests of Drawers | Tall Chests| Highboys & Lowboys
Desks & Bookcases | Early Candlestands | Period Candlestands
More Candle Tables| Tea Tables
Beds & Stands | Tavern Tables | Card Tables
Drop Leaf Tables | Stands | Work & Chair Tables | Upholstered
Early Chairs | Corner & Side Chairs | Sides & Sets
Benches | Tall Clocks | Shelf & Wall Clocks
Cupboards | Cupboards 2 | Fancy Paint Decoration
Miniature Furniture |Children's Furniture
Hat Rack, Peg Rail, Coat Racks, and Misc. | Shelves
<-- Previous | Next -->

Like Us on Facebook
     
Follow Us on Facebook  Follow Us on Facebook


Tall Clock, Federal, Inlaid, Attributed to Nathan Lombard, Sutton, Massachusetts
Mass., Circa 1800 to 1810
Cherry


Tall Clock, Federal, Inlaid, Attributed to Nathan Lombard, Sutton, Massachusetts
Mass., Circa 1800 to 1810
Cherry, angle view

Distinct stylistic, ornamental, and construction details support a strong attribution to Nathan Lombard (1777-1847). The cherry case with mahogany banding features chevron stringing and stylized foliate ornamentation; all characteristics of Lombard's inlays and shop traditions. The urn and foliate motifs issuing crossing vines, tulip heads, rosettes and droplet-shaped leaf inlays relate it to those found on several desk- and - bookcases attributed to Lombard (see Jobe and Pearce, "Sophistication in Rural Massachusetts: The Inlaid Cherry Furniture of Nathan Lombard" in Beckerdite, American Furniture (1998), p.166, fig.3 and p.181, fig.32) as well as to a group of candle-stands (see Jobe and Pearce, p.188, fig.46; p.189 figs. 47-49; p.192, fig.54, see also Christie's, June 17, 1997, lot 415). Constructional features relate this clock to other pieces attributed to and signed by Lombard; they include small, widely s paced glue-blocks at the case bottom; a feature found on many Lombard case pieces including a chest that bears his signature (Jobe and Pearce, p.173).

There are nearly forty objects attributed to Nathan Lombard, however, only one other clock (private collection) is currently associated with Lombard’s shop (illustrated in Jobe and Pearce, p.187, fig. 42). Upon comparison of the two clocks the viewer will observe overall case and ornamental similarities including deeply cove-molded arched cornices; relatively simple, unsigned dials with related enameled designs, fitted with nearly identical hands; also fluted colonettes with Corinthian capitals and molded brass bases; reeded quarter columns with brass bases; and capitals resting on engaged and inlaid plinths. As is often the case, the case was once reduced in height; a horizontal section of the base equal to the height of lower cross-banding and the lower half of each foot was removed. The aforementioned now expertly restored to full height in an undetectable and most successful manner. (H: 95”)

$59,465

505-109


Tall Clock, Federal, Inlaid, Attributed to Nathan Lombard, Sutton, Massachusetts
Mass., Circa 1800 to 1810
Cherry, dial detail



Antique Federal Cherry Tall Case Clock by Simeon Crane., Original Condition
Canton, Massachusetts, circa 1810


Antique Federal Cherry Tall Case Clock by Simeon Crane., Original Condition
Canton, Massachusetts, circa 1810, entire view

This cherry tall case clock, which has a very pleasing old surface, was produced by
clockmaker, Simeon Crane, whose work is extremely rare. The son of Canton
clockmaker, William Crane, he was born in Canton in 1776, and worked as successful
clockmaker, gunsmith, and metal worker in the area until his death. This antique tall
clock exhibits both pleasing proportions and refined details and is clearly a successful
provincial interpretation of an early Roxbury case clock. The dial was manufactured in
Boston. It features a wonderfully painted lunette decorated with a central urn device,
with brightly colored red draperies and raised, gilt gesso-work. The four corner
spandrels, which frame the dial face, feature bronze stencils of oak leaves on a black
ground. The dial is boldly signed with the clockmakers name and locale below the
calendar, “Simeon Crane / Canton”.

The hood features a pierced fretwork incorporating a specific pattern that was frequently
used on southeastern, Massachusetts clocks. The waist is fitted with a rectangular
pendulum door, that is flanked by fluted quarter columns of rectangular form. This
hinged door is fitted with a lock and brass keyhole escutcheon and opens to the original
brass capped pendulum and tin can weights. The waist transitions to the rectangular
base with a flared molding and rests on diminutive French feet.

Canton clockmaker, William Crane was married and had a son named Simeon who died
within a year of his birth. A second son, also named Simeon was born in 1776, and
grew to create equally as beautiful and valuable clocks as his father. William made
clocks from 1770 through the time of his death in 1820. Simeon made clocks from 1795,
until his death at age forty-five. The father and son overlapped producing clocks for
twenty-five years. We do not know how many they made, but Simeon was not a prolific
maker. Simeon’s sister, Hannah, married Elijah Morse who along with his brother
Henry, were likely apprenticed to William. By 1809 and through 1815 Elijah and Henry
were clockmakers, brass founders, and gunsmiths.

Dimensions: Overall height including center finial 89.5”; Width 20.25, Depth 10.5”.


Antique Federal Cherry Tall Case Clock by Simeon Crane., Original Condition
Canton, Massachusetts, circa 1810, dial view

Antique Federal Cherry Tall Case Clock by Simeon Crane., Original Condition
Canton, Massachusetts, circa 1810, dial detail 1

Antique Federal Cherry Tall Case Clock by Simeon Crane., Original Condition
Canton, Massachusetts, circa 1810, dial detail 2

Antique Federal Cherry Tall Case Clock by Simeon Crane., Original Condition
Canton, Massachusetts, circa 1810, drapes detail

$9,875.00

270-161




Antique, Fine Japanned Lacquered Chinoiserie Tall Clock
by Alexander Watson London, 1735 -1745


Antique, Fine Japanned Lacquered Chinoiserie Tall Clock
by Alexander Watson London, 1735 -1745, entire view

The Chippendale case displays a beautiful and unusual green field and is beautifully
decorated featuring floral detailing, fanciful flourishes, domestic scenes, a pagoda and a
harbor with European ships. The base panel displays deer and birds…the sides
rendered with floral motifs. This fine example features an eight-day time, strike, and
calendar movement and a gilt face and dial center; Roman numeral engraved chapter
ring signed "Alex. Watson, London". Includes original pierced steel hands, pendulum,
weights, door key and winding key. The case is very attractive, a decorator’s dream;
typical scattered surface restoration [detailed high-resolution images available]. The
base molding may be an early working period replacement. (Height to center chimney
of hood: 91"; height to finial: 97.25"; base: 20 by 10.75”.)


Antique, Fine Japanned Lacquered Chinoiserie Tall Clock
by Alexander Watson London, 1735 -1745, hood view

Antique, Fine Japanned Lacquered Chinoiserie Tall Clock
by Alexander Watson London, 1735 -1745, face view

Antique, Fine Japanned Lacquered Chinoiserie Tall Clock
by Alexander Watson London, 1735 -1745, face detail

$7,350.00

1008-75




Antique Tall Clock, Painted Case, Circa 1825 to 1840
Probably Pennsylvania (Case), Black Forest Movement


Antique Painted Case Tall Clock, Probably Pennsylvania, Circa 1825 to 1840, angle view

The case displays good form and retains its original red stain. The hood features 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 is raised on a base of recessed panels raised on block and turned feet. (A dial fissure was repaired; Height to Finial: 94.5”.)

$3,150

1060-2


Antique Painted Case Tall Clock, Probably Pennsylvania, Circa 1825 to 1840, entire view
Antique Painted Case Tall Clock, Probably Pennsylvania, Circa 1825 to 1840, face detail
Antique Painted Case Tall Clock, Probably Pennsylvania, Circa 1825 to 1840, tablet detail
Antique Painted Case Tall Clock, Probably Pennsylvania, Circa 1825 to 1840, works detail
Antique Painted Case Tall Clock, Probably Pennsylvania, Circa 1825 to 1840, signature detail



Antique Tall Clock, Daniel Porter, Williamstown, Massachusetts, Enameled Dial, 8 Day
A very nicely inlaid cherry tall case clock resting on French feet; Circa 1800


Antique Tall Clock by Daniel Porter, Massachusetts, Circa 1800, angle view

(Restoration to hood; please call for full description, H: 96”)

$5,750

1156-2


Antique Tall Clock by Daniel Porter, Massachusetts, Circa 1800, entire view
Antique Tall Clock by Daniel Porter, Massachusetts, Circa 1800, hood detail
Antique Tall Clock by Daniel Porter, Massachusetts, Circa 1800, face detail



Tall Clock, Roxbury Case, Inlays, Connecticut River Valley, Original Surface
Unknown Maker
Circa 1800
Cherry
Eight day movement, enameled dial, fan inlay, runs


Tall Clock, Roxbury Case, Inlays, Connecticut River Valley, Original Surface
Unknown Maker
Circa 1800, angle view

(Fretwork replaced, feet restored (have one original foot) H: 83"

$5,600

759-8


Tall Clock, Roxbury Case, Inlays, Connecticut River Valley, Original Surface
Unknown Maker
Circa 1800, entire view
Tall Clock, Roxbury Case, Inlays, Connecticut River Valley, Original Surface
Unknown Maker
Circa 1800, top detail
Tall Clock, Roxbury Case, Inlays, Connecticut River Valley, Original Surface
Unknown Maker
Circa 1800, clock face detail
Tall Clock, Roxbury Case, Inlays, Connecticut River Valley, Original Surface
Unknown Maker
Circa 1800, base detail



Federal Paint Decorated Tall Clock
New England, Circa 1810-1813 (Height: 82.5”)
Movement Characteristics Speak to Thomas & Hoadley, Plymouth, Connecticut
Weight Driven 30-Hour Pulldown Wooden Movement, Original Pewter Hands


Antique Paint Decorated Tall Clock in Original Surface, Circa 1820, angle view

A broken arch [swans’ neck] pediment surmounts the hood; delicate ring-turned swelled
columns on plinths flank the tombstone shape glazed door. The waisted case featuring
cavetto moldings is fitted with a rectangular hinged pendulum door having thumb-
molded overhanging edges. The molded base is raised on applied bracket feet. The
case displays outstanding proportions and inspired original fancy faux grained paint, the
hood, base, and door feature faux string inlays…and painted faux crossbanding. The
scalloped dial spandrels containing gilt leaf devices with red veins and silhouetting
centering chapter the ring having painted Roman and Arabic numerals…weight driven
“pull-down” 30-hour movement with hour strike. The arched dial ornamented with
smartly painted pairs of trees flanking a gilt monument on hillock; tombstone painted
border treatment conforms to border ornamentation of spandrels. The pierced pewter
hands are original. The case and dial display beautifully; vestiges of time [wood
shrinkage] have caused the long-repaired pediment scroll fissures. Our restoration
expert has examined the imperfections sharing that he is able to mask the old cracks.
Our clockmaker has cleaned and oiled the movement which runs and keeps good time.
See, American Wooden Movement Tall Clocks by Phillip E. Morris, Jr., pp. 463/465

$5,685.00

987-16


Antique Paint Decorated Tall Clock in Original Surface, Circa 1820, hood and face detail
Antique Paint Decorated Tall Clock in Original Surface, Circa 1820, waist detail
Antique Paint Decorated Tall Clock in Original Surface, Circa 1820, base detail



Tall Case Clock, John Bailey, Hanover, Crest with Rosettes, 8 Day
Case Attributed to Elisha Cushing Jr. of Hingham, Circa 1780


Tall Case Clock, John Bailey, Hanover, Crest with Rosettes, 8 Day
Case Attributed to Elisha Cushing Jr. of Hingham, Circa 1780, angle view

Carved cedar tall case clock featuring an engraved brass tombstone dial inscribed John Bailey Hanover in the arch, with seconds' indicator, brass eight-day weight-powered movement; skeletonized plates. (Shims added underneath the seat-board, recent finish restoration, finial possibly original; H: 83")
LITERATURE: For a discussion of early Bailey tall clocks, see Robert Cheney and Phillip Zea, Clock Making in New England: 1725-1825; specifically, figure 1-17, page 23, shows a clock with a brass movement and a similar, though likely slightly later case. Also, for a discussion on Baily's early cases, see Brock Jobe and Gary Sullivan, Furniture Making in Massachusetts: Two Plymouth County Discoveries, Magazine Antiques, May of 2009, pp. 104-111.

$3,100

107-239


Tall Case Clock, John Bailey, Hanover, Crest with Rosettes, 8 Day
Case Attributed to Elisha Cushing Jr. of Hingham, Circa 1780, face detail
Tall Case Clock, John Bailey, Hanover, Crest with Rosettes, 8 Day
Case Attributed to Elisha Cushing Jr. of Hingham, Circa 1780, engraving detail



10 Days Before the Masses...AAAWT Advance Notice Email Program


We offer a 10 Day Early Preview to All AAAWT major Web Site Updates including Bulk Item Adds,
Special Offerings, MAD , Man-at-Artms, and BEE Ads, plus the earliest possible pre-announcments for
Major Gallery Updates, Mass Price Reductions, Special Interest Sales. Choose from "Arms Only",
"Art and Antiques Only" or 'All Updates" Just one or two emails per month with a no-hassle Opt-Out
option with every email. When you sign up here, you will be redirected to the apprpriate Advance Email
Sign-up Confirmation Page, confirming that your entry was successful, and placing you to do some
shopping! Welcome to our Advance Notice Email Program !

Enter Your Email in the Appropriate Box
Email Address:
Email Address:
Email Address:

Link here for more Advance Notice Program Details ,
or here to view AAAWT's Privacy Policy




Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes




Antique Tall Clock, Paint Decorated, Signed Silas Hoadley Movement, Connecticut
Outstanding paint decorated case, likely by James Cole, Rochester, New Hampshire
Circa 1820 - SOLD


Antique Tall Clock, Paint Decorated, Signed Silas Hoadley Movement, Connecticut
Outstanding paint decorated case, likely by James Cole, Rochester, New Hampshire
Circa 1820, angle view

The flat bonnet surmounted by a flat gallery featuring chrome yellow decoration centered by
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
(1786-1870) at Plymouth, Connecticut; signed on dial S. Hoadley-Plymouth. The waisted case
with rectangular door raised on a base resting on cutout French feet centering a drop-panel.
This grandfather clock case speaks to the traditions of James Charles Cole, who was born in
Boston in 1791 and died in Rochester, New Hampshire, December 23, 1867. Cole was a prolific
clockmaker who also trained as a watchmaker, jeweler and silversmith. The amazing painted
surface remains in an original untouched state and is truly wonderful. Ex Herschel Burt
Collection. (H: 82”.)

SOLD

1210-17




Antique Tall Clock, Silas Parsons
Swanzey, New Hampshire, Circa 1805
Silas Parsons (1773-1859)
Cherry, white pine - SOLD


Antique Tall Clock, Silas Parsons, Swanzey, New Hampshire, Circa 1805
Silas Parsons (1773-1859)
Cherry, white pine, entire view

Pierced scrolled-top hood with freestanding fluted columns flanking the Roman numeral
painted iron dial signed Silas Parsons, floral spandrels…an urn decorated the arch;
calendar and seconds subsidiary dials, similar carved quarter-columns flanking the full-
length tombstone waist door, all resting on a two-stage molded base and delicate ogee
bracket feet, eight-day time and hour strike movement, powered by two tin-cased
weights and regulated by a wire rod pendulum. Typical of Parson’s cases are the
dimensions; height: 87.5, depth of case at waist is only: 6.25-inches deep.
The surface possibly original.

SOLD

1255-9




Paint Decorated Tall Case Clock - Maker Signed…Rufus Cole, New York State, Circa 1825 SIGNED R. COLE PAINTER (Rufus Cole 1804-1874) Outstanding fancy paint decoration, bright surface - SOLD


Paint Decorated Tall Case Clock - Maker Signed…Rufus Cole, New York State, Circa 1825 SIGNED R. COLE PAINTER (Rufus Cole 1804-1874), entire view

Rufus Cole worked in partnership with his father, Abraham, in the Mohawk Valley of New York at Broadalbin - just west of Albany, father and son’s combined talents and skills to produce notable tall case clocks during the 1820s and the early 1830s. Abraham Cole is listed in the 1835 Grantor Records of Montgomery County as carpenter and co-owner of a sawmill with son Rufus listed as a painter…underscoring the logic that father made the cases while son painted and decorated. The year 1850 finds Rufus listed as a 46-year-old painter within the Fulton County census; he was painting houses, signs and carriages long after woodworks tall clocks were no longer being made. This duo incorporated a variety of 30-hour wooden works made by prominent makers of the period; all bonnets and cases are similar; finial shapes vary. (These finials are original.) This dramatic example features imaginative whirling flourishes grained in shades of brownish-red against a background of ochre-yellow producing a feast of motion, color and light. While the paint was wet, Cole created faux-inlay stringing by carefully removing the paint solution in straight lines. The elaborately ornamented case is gilt stenciled with bronze powder motifs found on the bonnet, throat and base…featured are diamond shaped devices on the throat and base that are painted black that present a strong contrasting palate for over-stenciled baskets of fruits and flowers. Adding a touch of whimsy are the top hats painted on the returns of the “broken arch” bonnet pediment; other motifs include foliage, flowers and pineapple; of great importance is the decorator’s signature “R. Cole/Painter” which is stenciled on the base apron. The 30-hour movement and seat-board appear to be original to the case. The case and its decoration remain in a most high state of originality with only extremely minor conservation that David will be happy to explain. (Height: 84”; width: 17”; depth: 10”) Please know that shipping/delivery is easy, reasonable and not a problem.

677-1 - SOLD




English Longcase Clock, Tall Clock, Plate Frame Movement, Great Spandrels
John Talor (Engraved on chapter ring)
Bulkington, England
Circa 1680 to 1690
Oak - SOLD


English Longcase Clock, Tall Clock, Plate Frame Movement, Great Spandrels
John Talor (Engraved on chapter ring)
Bulkington, England
Circa 1680 to 1690, entire view

An interesting country example, probably John Taylor; spelling varied frequently and was often phonetic (See Loomes). Bulkington is listed as a town in Warwickshire, and again the spelling difference is not significant. The movement is most interesting; time and strike great wheels are on a single arbor; a rare arrangement. Talor was a superbly skilled mechanic; he made the clock his way!
It appears that Talor may have been a gunsmith by training. Many blacksmiths and gunsmiths made the occasional clock as they were mechanics with skills necessary to create various objects in metal. The treatment and design of iron parts relate to a gunsmith's oeuvre. The pillars and posts are iron and feature most unusual turnings including orbs, rings and reels. The "bright" finish is more decorative than most clocks of the period. The plates on most tall clocks are brass, unlike this movement; the plates are iron with brass bushings suggesting that the maker did not have access to enough brass. yet the dial is standard and doesn't contradict the maker's attention to detailing the movement; the maker most likely obtained the dial from a specialist.
(H: 75.75")

843-125 - SOLD




Tall Clock, Inlayed Brass Mounted Mahogany Case, Martin Worcester, Enameled Dial, 8 Day Movement
Wednesbury, England, Circa 1800 to 1810
A very attractive and well proportioned case featuring a sophisticated painted dial face and original movement - SOLD


Antique Tall Clock by Martin Worcester with Inlayed Case, Circa 1800 to 1810, angle view

(H: 96”)

1138-1 - SOLD




Tall Clock, Longcase Grandfather Clock, Scottish, 8 Day Movement
James Niccoll (1721 to 1760), Cannon Gate, Scotland
Mahogany case, signed name boss, seconds hand, calendar, spandrels; chapter ring with Roman numerals - SOLD


Tall Clock, Longcase Grandfather Clock, Scottish, 8 Day Movement
James Niccoll (1721 to 1760), entire view

(Feet restored; H: 87")

1100-2 - SOLD




Tall Clock, Grandfather Clock, Original Painted Surface, 30 Hour Movement
New England, Early 19th Century - SOLD


Antique Painted Tall Clock with 30 Hour Movement, Early 19th Century, angle view

Paint decorated case retaining original finials and featuring a painted dial having roman numerals; seconds spit and gilt spandrels.
(H: 85.5", W: 17.75", D: 10.5")

1119-8 - SOLD




Tall Clock, Original Japanning and Paint, London, Long Case
Movement by Daniel Kedden
Circa 1730
London
Kedden admitted to Clockmakers Guild in 1717, known for fine japanned cases - SOLD


Tall Clock, Original Japanning and Paint, London, Long Case
Movement by Daniel Kedden
Circa 1730, entire view

Eight-day movement, dolphin spandrels centering makers disk on the arch over mask spandrels at each of four corners; brass chapter ring, matted dial center with date aperture and seconds dial; original case in as found condition. (Some ancient beetle damage limited to engaged quarter-columns of hood door; other very minor imperfections consistent with age. Height to finials: 89"; H: 82.5")

759-7 - SOLD




Dutch Longcase Clock, Tall Clock, Carved and Inlaid, Excellent Dial and Movement
Eight Day Movement signed "Jacob Hasius/Amsterdam"
Jacob Hasius (1682 to 1725)
Amsterdam - SOLD


Dutch Longcase Clock, Tall Clock, Carved and Inlaid, Excellent Dial and Movement
Eight Day Movement signed 'Jacob Hasius/Amsterdam'
Jacob Hasius (1682 to 1725), entire view

An elaborate inlaid burl-wood tall case clock with a 30-day movement, carved
The case rests on a bombe base and features allover scrolling, bird, floral, and tulip inlaid motifs; the hood with pierced and scrolled sound vents, and carved pilasters centering the dial. The elaborate case houses a movement by, Hasius; one of the finest Dutch makers. The dial plate features elaborate cast spandrels and a finely matted dial center within the chapter ring; moon dial, date and day wheels, and a second spit; pierced steel hands appear to be original; key wind 30-day, two-bell quarter-striking weight driven train. (H: 88.5")

843-184 - SOLD




Clock, Tall Clock, Brass Dial, Name Boss, Joseph Wills, Sarcophagus Top
By Joseph Wills
Philadelphia
1740's
Walnut case - SOLD


Clock, Tall Clock, Brass Dial, Name Boss, Joseph Wills, Sarcophagus Top
By Joseph Wills
Philadelphia
1740's, entire view

Dimensions: 93" H.

843-124 - SOLD




Clock, Longcase, Tall Clock
Bridge, probably Thomas
London, England
Circa 1710 to 1720
Oak - SOLD


Clock, Longcase, Tall Clock
Bridge, probably Thomas
London, England
Circa 1710 to 1720, entire view

Dimensions: 75.75" H.

843-126 - SOLD




Clock, Tall Clock, Bold Curly Maple, Best Original Surface, As Found
The molding, the surface, the integrity, the originality, country at its best
A rarely encountered untouched case with 8 day movement
New England
1793 - SOLD


Clock, Tall Clock, Bold Curly Maple, Best Original Surface, As Found
The molding, the surface, the integrity, the originality, country at its best
A rarely encountered untouched case with 8 day movement
New England
1793, angle view  Clock, Tall Clock, Bold Curly Maple, Best Original Surface, As Found
The molding, the surface, the integrity, the originality, country at its best
A rarely encountered untouched case with 8 day movement
New England
1793, entire view

(Dimensions: 88" H.)

410-81 - SOLD




Carved Cherry Tall Clock
A Connecticut River Valley Form
Isaac Parker
Deerfield, Massachusetts
Circa 1770-1750
With rare animated dial...American made movement
Made by or for-Isaac Parker - SOLD


Carved Cherry Tall Clock
A Connecticut River Valley Form
Isaac Parker
Deerfield, Massachusetts
Circa 1770-1750, entire view

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"; Width: 13.5"; Depth: 7.5".

270-13 - SOLD




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


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, entire view

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".)

843-45 - SOLD




Long-Case Clock
John Vokins-Newtown
England
18th Century
Oak case, brass 30-hour movement - SOLD


Long-Case Clock
John Vokins-Newtown
England
18th Century, entire view

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" of base, all else very good. Weights, hand, and pendulum appear to be original.

124-83 - SOLD




Cherry Tall Clock
Eight day movement
New Hampshire
Circa 1810 - SOLD


Cherry Tall Clock
Eight day movement
New Hampshire
Circa 1810, entire view

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"; Case Width: 14.25"; Case Depth: 8".)

271-16 - SOLD




Tall Clock
Probably New Jersey
Cherry, mahogany banding
Circa 1800 - SOLD


Tall Clock
Probably New Jersey
Cherry, mahogany banding
Circa 1800, angle view  Tall Clock
Probably New Jersey
Cherry, mahogany banding
Circa 1800, entire view

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".)

731-30 - SOLD

Tall Clock
Probably New Jersey
Cherry, mahogany banding
Circa 1800, face detail 1
Tall Clock
Probably New Jersey
Cherry, mahogany banding
Circa 1800, face detail 2


<-- Previous Page  |  Next Page -->