Mahogany Four Column Shelf Clock by Heman Clark
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
- Date / Time :
- November 01, 2008 3:00PM
Mahogany Four Column Shelf Clock by Heman Clark, Plymouth, Connecticut, c. 1825, with free-standing columns flanking the 13 in. painted iron dial with Roman numerals and signed H. Clark, Plymouth, the lower section with free-standing columns and a reverse-painted tablet depicting a quaint rural village, eight-day brass, rack and snail "Salem Bridge" movement with embossed pendulum bob and two lead weights, ht. 26 1/2 in.
Note: For related examples see Chris H. Bailey, Heman Clark and the "Salem Bridge" Shelf Clocks, NAWCC Bulletin Supplement, June 1980, pp. 20-23
Case refinished, dial with minor touch up, otherwise undisturbed, replacement seconds hand, lower tablet paint is unstable with flaking and loose paint, no evidence of printed label.