Tall Case Clock

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1809-1813

GUSN

GUSN-7629

Description

Ogee bracket feet support a large rectangular base with inset front reeded pilasters and an inlaid rectangular centeral panel with cut-out semi-circular corners. Step-molding leads to long, thin works case with inset reeded pilasters. Rectangular door with cut-out corners at top. Proportionally large face enclosed by bonnet with columnar corners with brass at top and bottom. Bonnet encloses small arched window at sides and rectangular glass door with a domed top. Painted dial has Roman numerals; a separate, smaller second-hand dial; gold-painted scrolls in corners and at top, flanking two stylized birds. Conforming domed bonnet. Stripe of inlaid maple surmounted by molding and broken scroll molded pediment with central brass ball and obelisk finial. Two similar flanking finials at sides.

Details

Descriptive Terms

tall case clocks
timepieces
cherry (wood)
veneer
inlay (process)
mahogany (wood)
maple (wood)
maple (wood)
Mahogany
Mahogany Veneer
Maple
Inlaid
CLOCK, TALL CASE

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Cox, Benjamin (Maker)

Location of Origin

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

95.25 x 20.375 x 10.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.406

Places

Pennsylvania (United States)