A FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY BRASS-MOUNTED TALL-CASE CLOCK
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A FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY BRASS-MOUNTED TALL-CASE CLOCK

DIAL SIGNED BY LEBBEUS BAILEY (1763-1827), HANOVER, MASSACHUSETTS, 1784-1791

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A FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY BRASS-MOUNTED TALL-CASE CLOCK
DIAL SIGNED BY LEBBEUS BAILEY (1763-1827), HANOVER, MASSACHUSETTS, 1784-1791
the white-painted dial signed LEBBEUS BAILEY
94 ¾ in. high, 18 ½ in. wide, 10 in. deep
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Lot Essay

Signed by Lebbeus Bailey (1763-1827), this clock illustrates the talents of the Bailey family of clockmakers of Hanover, Massachusetts who enjoyed considerable influence during late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-centuries. Lebbeus probably trained with his older brother, John Bailey II (1751-1823) and is recorded as a clockmaker in Hanover from 1784 to 1791, when he removed to Yarmouth, Maine. For more on the family, see Gary R. Sullivan, "Clockmaking in Southeastern Massachusetts: The Bailey Family of Hanover," in Brock Jobe, Gary R. Sullivan and Jack O'Brien, Harbor & Home: Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1710-1850 (2009), pp. 39-44.
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