Tall case clock

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

1780-1800

GUSN

GUSN-189904

Description

Tall case clock. Upper case features a scrolled pediment terminating in brass foliate roundels and a brass orb finial at center. Open wood reed columns on either side of clock face with brass Corinthian capitals. Clock face has painted black Roman numerals for the hours and Arabic numerals for the minutes and is mounted on a brass plate with applied ormolu scrolls at corners. Clock is surmounted by a painted river scene with buildings and a man fishing, Banner with the name "WILLm SYKES, HOLBECK" painted in black above painting. Lower case features reed column pilasters an inlaid abstract shell within an ellipse on the case door. All on stepped base with bracket feet.

Details

Descriptive Terms

tall case clocks
timepieces
oak (wood)
brass (alloy)
gilt bronze
Clock, Tall Case

Inscription

"WILLm SYKES, HOLBECK" (Painted)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

FA077

Maker

Sykes, William (Clockmaker)

Location of Origin

Holbeck, United Kingdom

Object Type

Timekeeping T&E

Dimensions

94 x 20 1/2 x 9 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1472

Places

Nottinghamshire (England, United Kingdom) [county]