An unusually large French made portico clock; and the largest we have seen with the novel swing pendulum device that was patented by Forcot of Paris in 1862. When running the cupid pendulum swings to and fro- as if really swinging on a swing- instead or sideways. The ormolu mounts are of very good to best quality castings, and have not been removed to be cleaned or re plated- they don't seem to need it since the original surface can be appreciated despite the accumulation of some discolorati ...click for details
A late Federal era New England banjo timepiece. This may date about 1820. The solid mahogany case features cross grain cut half round molding enclosing the reverse painted glasses. The glasses were with the clock when purchased, and although they are both complete restorations, speak for themselves as one of the best true-to-form examples you will see. The clock has been cleaned and put into good running order and the brasses cleaned up, but not polished bright. A great looking early 19th centur ...click for details
A clock in the Roxbury, or Boston, style, with a crested hood, broke arch dial (featuring the moving moon device), and quarter columns in the waist. The hand painted dial has a calendar and seconds hand and a clockworks striking the hours and half hours on a gong. Dates to type early 1900s.