Clocks Items

Clocks

"Clocks are appealing on many levels. Science and art intertwine to produce precise measurements of time from ornamental cases and dials. Like a painting, we are often fortunate enough to know who made the clock and when. This helps create a strong body of knowledge around the clockmakers and their unique techniques. If there is a clock you are looking for and do not see, please call or email, we may not have cataloged it yet."

Early walnut Queen Anne Braket clock arched dial 8 day fusee movement 7 bells play tune on the hour nicely engraved on the back plate

A rare fruit wood musical bracket clock signed by Williamson London.  This eight day movement with eight bells does run and plays 4 different tunes.

A beautiful gold-gilded banjo clock with an acorn finial, a painted circular clock face with an eight-day movement over an eglomise painted throat with leaf design over a fluted base with an eglomise painting of a leaping horse.

A simple and nicely painted case with a bold cornice and a finely painted dial. The works have been removed and replaced with battery opperated works.

A distinctive clock with broken swan neck pediments and pinwheel rosettes with a pinwheel pediment at the center.  There are urn finials upon a molded base at the left, center and right of the bonnet. The bonnet has columns flanking a glass door with a white painted dial with paint decorated fruit and flowers.  It is signed "Jonas Alrichs, Wilmington".  The clock's...

Only a handful examples exist of architectural built-in elements such as this one.  A 30-hour clock placed in the recess of a wall with an applied panel, paint decorated as a tall case clock with the facade of a bonnet with painted dial this clock is an excellent example of painted furniture folk art. 

From the unusual Willistown cabinet maker Isaac Thomas, comes a tall case clock with exceptional features. Three flame and turned finials sit upon a sarcophagus top with a pierced fret. The brass 8-day movement is signed “Isaac Thomas, Willistown”. There is a bolection molding under the hood, an arched door, a molded base, bracket feet and a center drop.

Clock with broken-scroll pediment, three urn finials, enameled dial, fluted quarter-columns at the waist and base that has a wonderfully applied molding surrounding raised flower petals in the center and ogee bracket feet.

Perhaps the most striking aspect of this clock is the ornate engraving found on the face. A profile of General James Wolfe sits over Moon and stars, a roster, tent encampments and fauna that surround the dial. The face is encased in an elegant walnut case with a finial, rosettes, a scalloped panel in the base and ogee feet.