George Marsh Hollow Column Clock, Connecticut, c. 1832, mahogany veneered case with carved eagle splat, round hollow Doric columns flanking the round, painted wood, Arabic numeral dial, reverse-painted lower door glass, label inside marked in part: Patent Brass Eight-Day Clocks Manufactured for George Marsh & Co., all on carved paw feet, eight-day Ives strap brass movement powered by two lead weights which descend through the columns and regulated by a pendulum, ht. 38 in.
Provenance: Peter Mitchell, Mitchell Inn, Middletown, New York.
Note: The present clock is illustrated in Early American Clocks, Vol. III, by Dan Maust, 1975, p. 72; American Clocks and Clock Makers, by Carl Drepperd, p. 101 (illus.); NAWCC Bulletin, February 1949, whole number 27, p. 564; and American Antiques Journal, April 1949, p. 19. The lot is accompanied by a copy of Antiques Journal, Drepperd, and the NAWCC bulletin.
Lead weights possibly replacements, very close tolerance in weight channels, painted tablet although shown in earliest references cited, probably is an old replacement based on an original.
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