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New England Federal Period Tall Case Clock

United States circa 1790

A very attractive light amber inlaid wavy birch New England tall clock probably made in the Concord New Hampshire region. The movement is an eight day time and strike (on the hour) with moon phases dial and date of the month window. The back of the moon phase dial is stamped “Wilson Birk” on the back. This is a typical high style country version of what is referred to as a “Roxbury Case” as stylistically it is like the tall case clock cases that were made in and around Roxbury, Massachusetts, now a suburb of Boston. The case has inset reeded quarter columns with brass capitals and bases. The hood has full round reeded free standing columns with brass capitals and bases. Both the waist door and the base have inlaid oval crotch birch inlays with dark and light string inlay. Indicative of the Concord, NH region is the pattern of the pierced bonnet crest, the use of the moon phase dial and birch as a primary wood.




Excellent. The date dial has been touched up, the seat board for the movement is replaced. The cutout applied base moldings, while correct stylistically, are not original. Due to typical shrinkage a narrow vertical strip has been let into the base. The movement though an excellent fit may not be original to the case.


Height: 7 ft. 9 in.
Width/Length: 20 7/8 in.
Depth: 10 3/4 in.

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