William Cummens Tall Case Clock (Roxbury, Mass.)

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William Cummens Roxbury case clock


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A highly important Roxbury case antique tall clock, by William Cummens, Roxbury, circa 1810. The case attributed to Thomas Seymour.

This fine antique tall case clock by William Cummens is an example of the Roxbury case clock in its most refined form. The impressive size, agreeable proportions, superb wood selections and precise quality of construction, confirm that the case was produced in the Seymour cabinet shops. The dial door is cross banded with an inlaid "barber-pole" edge and a conforming geometric inner border. This door opens to a finely painted fourteen inch iron dial of Boston origin, framed by a light blue painted dial mat. The dial features a lunette decorated with the image of three sailing ships on a stormy sea within a beaded gilt border. The dial is signed below the center arbor, "Warranted by / Wm. Cummens". Illustrated: "Simon Willard and His Clock" by John Ware Willard (printed 1911). Page 101, plate 34.


Height including center finial: 105 ½"; Width: 22"; Depth: 10 ¼"



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