ITEM SW00397: A Gothic Mahogany Burl &
Rosewood Tall Case Clock
by "J Bartlett", New York, c.1840
Height: 99 1/2
in. Depth: 10 1/4 in.
The Gothic period was relatively short-lived and the tall case clock form was quickly
going out of favor, as spring clock works were becoming popular. Consequently, this is a
fairly rare form of an old style for its day. The wood case of this clock is fairly
elaborate, with quarter columns both on its hood and midsection. The dial is crossbanded
and this clock retains its original spire finials. The Gothic arch of the hood is
complemented with the arch door, which is crossbanded and inset with highly figured
mahogany. The quarter columns are
embellished both above and below with arched inset panels of a yellow burl wood. Below the central door is a rosewood banded
panel inset with yet a lighter color burl panel. The lower section of this clock has a
crossbanded base with an inset of highly figured mahogany.
This clock is stamped by its maker twice behind the
arched panel door (shown above). The works, the dial, etc. are all original. This is truly a museum quality clock due
to its definite makers stamp and would make a worthy addition to any collection of fine
Width: 20 1/4 in. Case Width: 15 1/2 in.