Jacob Guthart, Lebanon, Penn., tall clock, 8 day, time and strike, weight driven movement in a handsome cherry case with broken arch pediment set with concentric turned rosettes, three wooden finials, full columns flanking hood, shaped trunk door flanked by fluted quarter columns over base with matching quarter columns and recessed panel on bracket feet with cutout skirt. The painted metal is signed by maker and has moon phase, calendar and seconds bit. The dial was made and signed by "NOLEN'S MANUFACTY BOSTON ".
CONDITION: the case retains its original finish. The period Pennsylvania case is appropriate to this movement, but has indications that it is associated. The center plinth is cracked below the cap and needs to be reglued. An approximately 4" piece of molding at the rear of the hood is broken and will need to be reattached. The trunk door has been restored with a wood panel after having been glazed in the past. The dial has minor flaking but is in otherwise good condition.
ESTIMATE: $3500 - $4500
PRICE SOLD: $2900
DIMENSIONS: 100in x 22in x 12in
Edward S. Moulton, Rochester, New Hampshire tall clock, 8 day, time and strike, brass weight driven movement in a New Hampshire cherry case with ebonized highlights, broken arch top with carved rosettes, brass finials and straight bracket feet, Roman numeral painted metal dial with seconds bit and calendar
CONDITION: the case retains its original finish. The case compares favorably with the work of New Hampshire cabinetmaker David Young. The brass columns on hood are replaced (capitals may be original). The left side of the plinth has a spline from an old repair. There are two splits in arch on hood door. The finials are old replacements. The painted American dial has partial Spencer & Nolen label on rear. Very nice original hands. Fading on signature and numerals.
ESTIMATE: $2500 - $3500
PRICE SOLD: $3100
DIMENSIONS: 86in x 20in x 11in
And. Vermeulen, Amsterdam, Netherlands, tall clock, 8 day, time and strike, weight driven movement in a burl walnut veneer case with stepped top, hood has frieze with blind fret and faux columns flanking door, trunk door with lenticle glass over faceted base resting on bun feet. The brass dial has silvered chapter ring, moon phase, calendar aperture and maker's signature under 6.
CONDITION: the case has an old finish. A strip of the upper backboard on the left has been replaced and a small support has been added to the top of the backboard. There are some veneer repairs throughout and some loose veneer at bottom of base. The lenticular glass has been replaced. The weights are period but may be replacements. Atlas holding the world and angel finials are absent.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $3000
PRICE SOLD: $3000
CIRCA: 18th Century
DIMENSIONS: 95.5in x 21in x 12in
Ansonia Clock Co., New York, New York, "Antique Standing" tall clock, 8 day, time and strike, weight driven movement in an open well oak case with cast brass ornamentation and two brass rope turned weights and brass clad wood end pendulum rod with embossed pendulum bob featuring putti and lion scene. The 10" metal dial has silvered chapter ring, copper center and raised numerals.
CONDITION: the case retains most of its original finish with some parts lightly over coated or waxed. The rest of the clock is in excellent condition. This is a nice example.
ESTIMATE: $1800 - $2200
PRICE SOLD: $1200
DIMENSIONS: 94in x 21.5in x 11.5in
John Dewe, London, England, tall clock, 8 day, time and bell strike, weight driven movement in an ebonized and japanned pagoda top case with three finials resting on a base with a cutout skirt. The brass dial has seconds bit, calendar, silvered chapter ring, boss engraved "Tempus Fugit" flanked by two brass dolphin spandrels, corner spandrels with female heads, signed by maker below 6.
CONDITION: the lacquered design is in good condition. The finials are older replacements. The dial is slightly darkened but in good condition. The weights (mismatched) and period pendulum (missing suspension unit) are replacements. Beautiful hands.
ESTIMATE: $1800 - $2500
PRICE SOLD: $2400
DIMENSIONS: 93in x 18in x 9in
Nicholas Blaisdell, Amesbury, Mass., 30 hour, time and strike, weight driven brass movement in a rustic soft wood case. The brass dial has a pewter chapter ring, calendar aperture, cast brass spandrels and pewter boss with maker's name engraved.
CONDITION: Early Blaisdell style movement, patterned after French lantern clocks unlike most American 30-hour posted frame movements patterned after English lantern clocks. The simple austere case is typical of early Blaisdell clocks and retains an old finish. The seatboard has been replaced. The hands and retaining ring on the count wheel are replaced. The pendulum and bob are period. The weight is a replacement. Nicholas Blaisdell (1743-1800) was son of clockmaker David Blaisdell (1712-1756) and was one of three brothers producing tall clocks pre-Revolutionary War in New England.
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $2500
PRICE SOLD: $3400
DIMENSIONS: 86in x 13.75in x 10in
Silas Hoadley, Plymouth, Conn., tall clock, 8 day, time and strike, pull wind weight driven wooden works movement in a grain painted pine case with broken arch top, turned full columns flanking hood and trunk door resting on small turned feet. The painted wooden dial has a painted scene in the arch.
CONDITION: the grain painted surface is original. The painted dial is original and unsigned, but this 8 day movement is unique to Hoadley. The trunk door key and escutcheon are replacements. The tin can weights are original. The finials are absent. Proper style hands.
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $2000
PRICE SOLD: $700
DIMENSIONS: 86in x 18in x 9.5in
Silas Hoadley, Plymouth, Conn., tall case clock, 8 day, time and bell strike, weight driven wooden works movement in a pine case with a nice folk art painted wooden dial
CONDITION: the case has been refinished. The top crest and three plinths are replacements. The dial has minor flaking around 5 & 6 and the opening for the center arbor has been enlarged. The tin can weights are original. 8 day Hoadley tall clocks are rare in comparison to 30-hour ones.
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $550
DIMENSIONS: 99.5in x 19.25in x 9.5in
Tall clock, 8 day, time and strike, weight driven English movement in a tiger maple Norwich-style "whale's tails" fretwork and scalloped skirt case ogee foot modern case by Robert Materne of Bristol, RI. Period movement fitted with a modern brass dial affixed to wood with a name boss inscribed Paul Rogers, Berwick (Maine) .
CONDITION: the case is in excellent condition. The dial is made up of old and new components with a modern name boss. This is a handsome clock with a better movement than most reproduction tall clocks.
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $600
DIMENSIONS: 89.5in x 19.25in x 10.5in
Joan. Klock, Amsterdam, Netherlands, tall clock, 8 day, time and strike with alarm, weight driven movement in a marquetry inlaid mahogany case with flat top and twist columns flanking hood and lenticle glass for pendulum on trunk door resting on bracket feet. The brass dial has Roman numeral chapter ring, calendar aperture and seconds bit with maker's signature below 6.
CONDITION: the case retains an old finish. There are elements of the hood that have been restored and the molding below the hood has been replaced, no doubt to make the hood fit the trunk which, from the difference in wood and inlay, did not start life together. There are other typical veneer splits and repairs throughout the case. The weights are replaced. The lenticular glass is period. The silvering on chapter ring has worn off.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $2400
CIRCA: 18th Century
DIMENSIONS: 82.25in x 17.5in x 9.25in