Pennsylvania Pillar and Scroll Clock, Allentown, Pennsylvania, c. 1830, the mahogany case with heavy scrolls, wooden finials, freestanding turned columns flanking the full-length door with glazed dial opening over the painted iron Arabic numeral dial with floral spandrels and oval paper label in the reverse penned in script Johann Kaltenbach/Neukirch, lower painting on iron of a memorial scene with angel and mourning maiden, thirty-hour time and countwheel strike movement with birch frame, brass wheels and lantern pinions all powered by two weights and regulated by a pendulum, on four turned feet, ht. 31 in.
Provenance: Terry and Karen Brotherton.
Literature: Illustrated and discussed in Horological Rarities of Space City '99, p. 22; Classic American Clocks, p. 7; Pillar and Scroll, pp. 84-85; and Spittler, Stevenson, and Taylor, NAWCC Bulletin #368, p. 332.
The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.