Maurice O'Connell Inlaid Mahogany Tall Clock, Boston, c. 1810, fret-top case with glazed hood door, brass stop-fluted columns flanking the roman numeral painted iron dial with moon's phase in the arch, floral and bird decorated spandrels, seconds bit, and calendar aperture, marked M. O'Connell, brass-stopped fluted quarter-columns flank the molded-edged, crossbanded, inlaid, full-length waist door, with similar decorated base, all resting on ogee bracket feet, eight-day brass movement with rack, and snail strike, and recoil escapement, powered by two tin-cased weights and regulated by a beveled-edged wood rod and brass-faced pendulum, ht. 82 1/2 in.
Note: The "M. O'Connell" signed on the dial of this clock is likely the same O'Connell listed in Spittler & Bailey, Clockmakers and Watchmakers of America, p. 304, despite the late dates of 1841-1869 noted there. Maurice O'Connell could quite possibly be a Willard apprentice or journeyman by 1800, signing clocks taken in payment for work completed.
dial paint including signature are original, base panel and cove moldings are warped and coming unglued losses to the crossbanding on base, feet and fret old replacements . Three finials, winding key, no door key.
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