Pennsylvania Pillar and Scroll Clock
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2444
- Date / Time :
- February 15, 2009 11:00AM
Pennsylvania Pillar and Scroll Clock, Allentown, circa 1830, the cherry case with scroll top and turned finials, four turned free-standing columns flanking the full-length door with lower painted floral decoration on iron, 12 in. painted iron dial with roman numerals and figural depictions of the four continents, turned wooden feet, thirty-hour beech frame movement with right mounted countwheel strike, frame marked SW, brass wheels, lead weights and pendulum, (restored), ht. 32 1/2 in.
For an authoritative discussion on these unusual clocks see: Edward F. Lafond Jr. and J. Carter Harris, Pennsylvania Shelf and Bracket Clocks, 1750-1850, pp. 9-28. A nearly identical movement is shown in Fig. 9, p. 25.
turned feet, scroll top and associated blocking are replacements, bell now replaced with a gong mounted on a pine backing, painted iron "tablet" appears to be original although now mounted in frame with new wooden strips.