01-24-2007 01-24-2007
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
January 24, 2007 05:00 PMCalender

John Edwards, Ashby Massachusetts Tall Clock

Auction: Discovery - 2350 Location: Bolton Date / Time: January 24, 2007 5:00PM


John Edwards, Ashby Massachusetts Tall Clock, in a pine case with pierced fret top, three finial plinths and brass finials, arched glazed door over the painted wooden dial with floral decorated arch and "astronomical" dial layout of seconds, minutes and hours, two stage base molding and low bracket feet all housing a thirty-hour wooden, time and strike movement powered by soapstone weights, (replacement fret, center plinth, finials and base), ht. 86 in.

Literature: Zea and Cheney, Clock Making in New England, 1725-1825 pp. 114-115 and pl. 24, p. 91 for another example by this maker with similar dial.
Estimate $1,000-2,000


Ashby Massachusetts Tall Clock, John Edwards, New England, Cheney