Joseph Sylvester Tall Clock (Coxsackie, NY)

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New York antique tall clock


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A very fine antique Hepplewhite tall case clock bearing the stencil of cabinet maker ""J.B. Sylvester, Coxsackie, New York, circa 1805-10.

This handsome antique tall clock from New York features choice mahogany veneers and elaborate light wood inlays. The painted iron dial has a moon phase lunette. The highly inlaid case rest upon flared French feet and a delicately shaped skirt. The backboard bears the stencil of the cabinetmaker along with a chalk inscription of his location ""Coxsackie"" [Joseph Burnall Sylvester, January 26, 1781, Scituate MA, Married January 20, 1806 in Coxsackie,Died October 24, 1841 in Isle La Motte VT] both are illustrated below. A related chest of drawers bearing the same stencil belongs to the New York State Museum and is illustrated in “New York Furniture: The Federal Period 1788-1825” John L. Scherer, 1988. Page 14. The brass movement is of eight day duration and is in fine running condition.


Height including finial: 104 3/4"; Width: 19 3/4"



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