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

Made by Northrup and Smith, Goshen, Connecticut

Mantel Clock, Daniel Webster Portrait Tablet, with Carved Columns & Eagle Pediment, Image 1

A Possibly Unique Circa 1830s Mantel Clock, made by Northrup and Smith, Goshen, Connecticut (active 1831-1836). With a 30-hour wooden movement, retains original printed maker's label.

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. We have never encountered nor seen pictured any other Daniel Webster clock.

The case is elaborately mahogany and mahogany veneer, with a stylized American eagle pediment.

Date: 1830s

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

Material: Mahogany

Condition: Excellent original tablet, overall condition is very good. Movement not inspected by our clockmaker. 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.

$2,950

SKU: 232-394

For More Information, Please Contact David Hillier at 978-597-8084 or email drh@aaawt.com.

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