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A rare American Bracket clock, Thomas Pearsall, NY
Category: Clocks
SubType: Clocks
Origin: America-USA
Era: 18th Century
Height: 20.25 inches
Width: 10.75 inches
Depth: 7.5 inches
A Rare Chippendale Bracket Form Shelf Clock. Signed Thomas Pearsall, New York, circa 1774-81.

This fine ebonized bracket clock is an imported London form dating to the last quarter of the Eighteenth Century. Bracket clocks inscribed with American names are extremely rare. This example, in untouched surface, is the only known bracket clock from the clockmaker Thomas Pearsall of New York. The dial door opens to reveal an elaborate composite brass dial with silvered chapter ring, strike/silent ring, and fine Rococo spandrels. An inset silvered plate above the center arbor is inscribed "Tho.s Pearsall / New York". The brass eight-day double fusee movement features an hour strike with a strike/silent selector, pull repeat, calendar read-out and foliate engraved back plate. The life dates of Thomas Pearsall are unknown but his activities as a clockmaker and retailer can be followed through his Eighteenth Century advertisements. Case Dimensions: Height: 20 1/4" (handle extended); Width at base: 10 3/4 "; Depth at base: 7 1/2". Movement Dimensions: Height: 7 3/16"; Width: 5 1/16"; Depth: 2 3/8

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