An important Federal inlaid mahogany antique tall case clock, by John Bailey, II Hanover, Mass, circa 1804. The case attributed to cabinetmaker Abiel White, Weymouth, Mass.
This attractive antique tall clock is among the earliest examples of a formal Federal case produced for the Southeastern Mass clockmaker John Bailey II. Several of the construction features as well as the inlay patterns link this case to the prolific cabinetmaker Abiel White. White, who apprenticed to Dorchester cabinetmaker Stephen Badlam, began his work with the Bailey family of clockmakers around the turn of the 19th Century. Their lucrative relationship would continue for at least the next 20 years. The distinctive fretwork, pattern inlays and specific cross-banding on the base panel are features found on other early Abiel White cases. This antique John Bailey tall clock is documented and discussed in detail in "Harbor & Home, Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1710-1850" plate 85.
Height including finial 85 "; Width 20 1/2" Depth 10 1/8"
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