A very fine mahogany tall case clock, by Joshua Wilder, Hingham, Mass, 1822.
This attractive tall case clock, which retains an amazing early surface with a mellow patina, is accompanied by the original bill of sale signed by Joshua Wilder. The bill of sale which includes set up instructions states a value of "Sixty dollars five percent discount for cash / Hingham 9th Mo 2day 1822". The subtle details of the smooth columns are set in contrast against the dynamic inlay and cross banding of the vibrant mahogany case. The painted dial, which is of Boston origins, features wonderful polychrome fan spandrels and is signed "Warranted by J. Wilder/ HINGHAM. The case rests upon flared French feet with a double scrolled apron. The brass movement is of eight day duration and is in fine running condition. Height including center finial 93 1/2"; Width 20 5/8" Depth 10 1/4".
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