Architectural Tall Clock, Built-in Wall Panel Section From Period Room

New England, Likely Connecticut , Painted and Paint Decorated (Faux Graining)

Architectural Tall Clock, Built-in Wall Panel Section From Period Room, Image 1

Extremely rare built-in wall panel section from a period room, housing a clock from an early 19th century New England paneled room. The combination of three-dimensional hood and waist door sections used in conjunction with a painted depiction of a clock case is unique and appealing. Clock specialists are only aware of 3 such panels made to house a clock movement.

This example is constructed with a hinged cockbeaded dial door mounted to a raised frame, closely resembling a free-standing tall case clock. The hinged waist door, also cockbeaded, provides access to the weights and pendulum. Stylistic treatment of the waist door top assigns an early 19th century date.

Likely housed a 30-hour wood movement and dial.

Date: Circa 1810

Measurement: Height: 86.75"; width: 27.5"; depth: 2.5"

Material: Northeastern white pine

Condition: Very good, original painted surface; dial only [with hands] no movement. We can arrange for a period set of works.

Reference: See Connecticut Valley Furniture - Eliphalet Chapin and His Contemporaries, 1750-1800 by Thomas Kugelman and Alice Kugelman with Robert Lionetti, page 105, catalog 43-C; the only published example we know.