David Wood Shelf Clock, Newburyport, Massachusetts, c. 1815, mahogany case with solid fret, arched and glazed hood door over the painted iron Roman numeral dial inscribed D. Wood., raised gilt and fruit decoration in the spandrels, a Federal gilded urn with drapery swags and flowers in the arch, plain quarter columns flank the lower door, French feet and scalloped apron base, eight-day timepiece movement with recoil escapement, strap brass pendulum rod, and brass faced bob, all powered by a single tin-cased weight, ht. 37 3/4 in.
Note: Formerly in the collection of the Henry Ford Museum. This clock is illustrated in Brooks Palmer, A Treasury of American Clocks, p. 32.
Dial undisturbed including signature, original hands, pendulum, weight, finials are old but probably replacements, fret appears to be original, original feet and minor repairs to skirting.
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