Tall Case Clock

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

1820-1825

GUSN

GUSN-2704

Description

Of simple country form with a rectangular hood with a glazed door opening to a painted wood dial with roman numerals, a lunette decorated with trees and grass and polychrome rainbow strips in spandrels. The case has a rectangular thumb molded door that has a single wood knob, and a raised molded edge panel at the base. It is grain painted in red and ochre and has wooden movement. [see photo neg#47529-A]

Details

Descriptive Terms

tall case clocks
timepieces
graining
pine (wood)
numerals
pine (wood)
scenes (depictions)
Pine
Painted
Numbers
Scenic
Clock, Tall Case

Inscription

In pencil on the inside case door on the gear is a listing of the cleanings and repairs done to the clock. Written on the inside of one of the wooden wheels reads: September 18, 1821/ John Perkins/No. 67/ J P 73/Fitzwilliam, N.H. It also has a ""Hamlet"" quote on the inner part of the works: To die - to sleep/ Perchance to dream aye there's the rub/ For in that sleep of death what dreams/may come/ When we have shuffled off this mortal coil/Must give us pause/ B 67 - September 5th, 1821/LXVII

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Perkins, John, 1801-1832 (Maker)

Location of Origin

Jaffrey, NH, USA

Dimensions

18 x 14 x 9.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.929

Places

New Hampshire (United States)