An attractive Hepplewhite antique cherry tall case clock by Asaph Whitcomb, Stow, Massachusetts, circa 1810-15.
Asaph Whitcomb was active as a clock and watchmaker from 1807-21 in Stow, Concord and Watertown, Mass, but this is the only known tall clock signed with his name. This finely proportioned antique grandfather clock has a wonderful regional case of richly grained cherry with vibrant inlays throughout. The case has both a high style form combined with more relaxed inlays that lend the clock a pleasant folk appeal. The hood has a distinctive regional fretwork mounted between reed inlaid chimneys. The dial, which was produced in Boston, is delicately signed in flowing cursive with the maker’s name and locale “A. Whitcomb, / Stow". The pendulum door and base panel each have cross banded and geometric inlaid borders with unusual “star point” corners. The lower panel features a central inlaid star the repeats the corner inlay. The case rest on tall ogee bracket feet with shaped returns.
Height with center finial: 89”; Width: 20 1/4 ”; Depth: 10 1/4”.
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