An excellent Hepplewhite tall case clock, by Allen Kelley, probably Provincetown, circa 1819.
This superior example of a provincial Roxbury type case, with delicate fret and French feet, exhibits choice mahogany panels with vibrant cross banding. The case is attributed to Yarmouth cabinet maker Eliphalet Edson. [see "Harbor & Home, Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1710-1850" P. 24]. The signed dial has a richly painted lunette with a foliate and blossom decoration. *This clock is currently on loan to the Nantucket Historical Society. The brass movement is of eight day duration and is in fine running condition. Height to center finial: 90”; Width 20 3/4”; Depth 10 3/8”.
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