Miles Morse Four-column Mahogany Shelf Clock, Plymouth, Connecticut, c. 1825, the two-tier case with columns flanking the glazed dial door over the painted iron Roman numeral dial signed M. Morse. Plymouth, Ct., gilt scroll and floral spandrels, seconds bit and pierced diamond-shaped blued steel hands, the lower section with hinged door, veneered frame enclosing a reverse-painted tablet depicting a town center within an oval border of gold leaf on a red and blue ground and an oval pendulum aperture all against a mustard ground and flanked by freestanding columns, eight-day time and rack strike brass movement powered by two iron weights and regulated by a pendulum, ht. 26 1/4 in.
Provenance: Dr. Martin Baker; Terry and Karen Brotherton.
Literature: This clock is illustrated in American Shelf and Wall Clocks, p. 202; and Horological Rarities of Space City '99, p. 4.
Painted glass is an old repaint, case in old surface, dial relined and cleaned, period weights, pendulum and hands.
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