11-01-2008 11-02-2008
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2431 Boston
November 1, 2008 03:00 PMCalender

Mahogany Four Column Shelf Clock by Heman Clark

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431 Location: Boston 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
Estimate $3,500-4,500

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.


Salem Bridge, Plymouth, Connecticut, Chris H. Bailey, loose paint, lower tablet paint