Mahogany Shelf Clock Attributed to Sylvester Clark

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Mahogany Shelf Clock Attributed to Sylvester Clark, Salem Bridge, Connecticut, c. 1830, with carved top, full length door with looking glass in the lower section flanked by flat pilasters and Corinthian capitals, wooden dial with Roman numerals, gilt chapter ring and spandrels, second’s bit, eight-day time and strike brass movement with brass pulleys, pendulum and iron weights, ht. 31 1/2 in.

Note: For a closely related example see Chris H. Bailey, “Heman Clark and the “Salem Bridge” Shelf Clocks”, NAWCC Bulletin Supplement No. 13, 1980, p. 40.

Condition report

Condition: Lower section of backboard is restored, top section now hinged for access to movement, carving, dial and looking glass are undisturbed.

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