Shaker Shelf Clock Attributed to John Winkley
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- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2804M
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- April 25, 2015 10:00AM
Shaker Shelf Clock Attributed to John Winkley, Canterbury, New Hampshire, c. 1790-95, the cherry case with dovetailed flat top, kidney-shaped glazed dial door over the 5-in. Roman numeral silvered brass dial, lower door with oval pendulum aperture within the recessed panel all on a cove molded flat base, eight-day, time-only, step train movement with skeletonized plates, recoil escapement, pendulum suspension from the back of the dial and crutch assembly attached directly on the pallet arbor, powered by a shaped lead weight and regulated by a pendulum, ht. 26 1/2 in.
Provenance: Peter Sawyer Antiques; Terry and Karen Brotherton.
Literature: Several of these Winkley "Shaker" clocks are discussed in the NAWCC Bulletin, August 1999, pp. 437-451. The present clock is illustrated p. 446. A closely related example in the collections at the Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan, is illustrated p. 441.
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