A masterpiece antique Chippendale mahogany tall case clock, by Gawen Brown, Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1760.
This very rare mahogany antique tall case clock by Gawen Brown (active 1750-1776) retains a wonderful warm old surface. Both the pagoda top and molding are set with carved and gilded, pierced blind fretwork with fabric backing. This type of three dimensional carving on blind fretwork is an extremely rare feature and appears to retain its original gilt surface. This door with gilt inner molding, opens to a finely engraved composite brass dial, which features a lunette with an engraved boss signed "Gawen / Brown / Boston". The brass movement is of eight day duration and is in fine running condition.
Height including center finial: 99"; Width: 21"; Depth: 11 1/8"
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