A fine antique mahogany tall case clock, by Joshua Wilder, Hingham, Mass, circa 1820-25. The case attributed to Abiel White, Weymouth, Massachusetts.
This handsome tall case clock has diminutive proportions and vibrant mahogany with geometric inlays. The dial is signed by the dial painter on the back of the calendar wheel, "J. Wilder" It was a common practice for dial painters to make the dials with the name of the clockmaker for whom the dial was being decorated. The subtle details of the smooth columns are set in contrast against the dynamic inlay and cross banding of the vibrant mahogany case. The painted dial, which is of Boston origins, features wonderful polychrome fan spandrels and is signed "Warranted by J. Wilder/ HINGHAM. The case rests upon flared French feet with a double scrolled apron. The brass movement is of eight day duration and is in fine running condition. This antique tall case clock is offered with the closely related dwarf clock above.
Height including center finial 93 1/2"; Width 20 5/8"; Depth 10 1/4"
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