Mahogany Shelf Timepiece, Samuel Mulliken (1746-1846), Salem or Lynn, Massachusetts, circa 1800-05, the top section with pierced shaped cresting topped and flanked by brass urn finials above the flat molded cornice and hinged door opening to a polychrome painted iron dial, the maker's name "S. Mulliken," encircled in a wreath on a white and black painted plinth flanked by red and blue flowers on a black background; and a brass weight-driven movement with a drop-strike mechanism; on a molded support and lower section of molded tombstone hinged door, all resting on ogee bracket feet, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 40, wd. 12, dp. 6 1/4 in.
Provenance: Descendants of Timothy Pickering.