Federal Mahogany Tall Clock
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
- Date / Time :
- November 08, 2009 11:00AM
Federal Mahogany Tall Clock, Joshua Wilder, Hingham, Massachusetts, c. 1810, with pierced fret, line inlay decorated finial plinths, reeded columns flanking the arched and glazed hood door, the waist with reeded quarter columns, rectangular door with banded, segmented, and line inlays, the base with central panel framed by contrasting banding and inlays all on French feet with scalloped apron, 12-in. painted iron dial of Boston manufacture with red, green and raised gilt decoration in the spandrels and arch, Arabic numerals and signed Joshua Wilder Hingham, diamond patterned steel hands and eight-day time and strike movement with rack and snail strike powered by two tin-cased weights and regulated by a brass-faced pendulum bob and steel rod, (imperfections), ht. 92 in.
Note: For information on Joshua Wilder and a closely related example with case attributed to Abiel White see: Jobe, Sullivan and Obrien, Harbor and Home, pp. 268-273. The present example shares the same double dovetailed hood back and identical fret, foot, and apron patterns as the pictured example on p. 91.
No significant repairs, restoration or replacements. Old surface on case. Undisturbed original fret, all brass finials are period but not a set, original feet with several replacement glue blocks, dial and movement undisturbed, period weights, pendulum and key.