John Gains Dwarf Clock (Portsmouth, NH)

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antique Sheraton dwarf clock


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A distinctive antique Sheraton dwarf clock, by John Gains, Portsmouth, New Hampshire circa 1825.

This extraordinary antique Sheraton dwarf clock is an important example not only for the success of the distinct form and proportions but it is the singular known example from this rare Portsmouth clockmaker. The mahogany case features a cross-banded dial door and a book matched lower panel. The kidney shaped dial is signed within a gilt flourish, "John Gains, / Portsmouth / N-H". Four vase form finals rest atop turned and reeded legs. The brass movement is of eight day duration and is in fine running condition.


Height including center finial: 42"



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