An excellent mahogany Roxbury case tall clock, by William Cummens, Roxbury, circa 1800-05.
This attractive clock case is terrific example of a Roxbury case with great proportions, vibrant wood selections and refined detailing. This case was produced for Simon Willard's most prolific apprentice William Cummens who was active in Roxbury from 1789-1834. The case has richly figured mahogany veneers with line inlay and columns with brass stop-fluting. The dial door opens to a finely painted iron dial with floral spandrels and lunette. The dial is signed below the center arbor, "Warranted by / Wm. Cummens". Height including finial 93 ½" Width 20” Depth 10 ¼”.
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