AN AMERICAN GILT-BRASS MOUNTED MAHOGANY STRIKING TALLCASE CLOCK WITH AUTOMATON
AN AMERICAN GILT-BRASS MOUNTED MAHOGANY STRIKING TALLCASE CLOCK WITH AUTOMATON
AN AMERICAN GILT-BRASS MOUNTED MAHOGANY STRIKING TALLCASE CLOCK WITH AUTOMATON
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AN AMERICAN GILT-BRASS MOUNTED MAHOGANY STRIKING TALLCASE CLOCK WITH AUTOMATON

THE DIAL SIGNED BY WALTER CORNELL (1777-1856), NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, 1800-1810

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AN AMERICAN GILT-BRASS MOUNTED MAHOGANY STRIKING TALLCASE CLOCK WITH AUTOMATON
THE DIAL SIGNED BY WALTER CORNELL (1777-1856), NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, 1800-1810
The arched hood with ball finials and fret cresting, outset brass columns to the angles, the trunk with three-quarter columns and raised on bracket feet, the 13 inch square dial with painted and raised spandrels, Arabic hours and five minute markers, inner calendar ring, signed ‘Walter Cornell / No. 156 Thames St. / Newport’, the arch with ship in a coastal seascape moving with the seconds, the twin train movement with anchor escapement and count wheel strike to bell, Inventory Number H1543- and 'Sept '93 500(?)'
91 in. (231.2 cm.) high; 19 ¾ in. (50.2 cm.) wide; 10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) deep
Provenance
The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan, until 1940.
Literature
William H. Distin and Robert Bishop, The American Clock: A Comprehensive Pictorial Survey, 17231900: With a Listing of 6153 Clockmakers (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1976), 49, fig. 90.
The Rhode Island Furniture Archive at the Yale University Art Gallery, RIF4023.
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Lot Essay

William Cornell (1729-1801) worked as a clockmaker and silversmith in Providence, Rhode Island.

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