An impressive Federal mahogany tall case clock with rare rocking ship dial by James Cole, Rochester, New Hampshire, circa 1820.
This case is attributed to cabinet maker Abraham Forsskol of Saco, Maine and offers a great deal of folk appeal including the turned wood and brass finials, regional fret work and turned feet. Please see, The Magazine Antiques, May 2001, pg. 755. The clock also features a wonderful Boston made dial with a rocking ship in the lunette. This ship, in the form of frigate with exposed gun ports, is set against a rocky New England coastline. The dial is attractively signed below the center arbor with the clock makers name, "James Chas. Cole / Rochester". The nicely proportioned case is constructed of mahogany and birch and retains a mellow old surface. The brass movement is of eight day duration and is in fine running condition. Height including finial 92 ½ Width 21 ¼ Depth 10 ?”.
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