John N. Dunning of Burlington, Vermont. Wall Timepiece. -SOLD-
This is a very interesting wall timepiece. It was made by Joseph N. Dunning of Burlington, Vermont. This example is signed in a script format on the large painted iron dial.
This case is constructed in New England white pine and has been veneered in figured mahogany. The decorative panels are wonderfully figured and are constructed in three dimensional forms. The case visually sits on a nicely shaped plinth or bracket that is secured to the lower box. The front of this box is fitted with a door. It features a concave shaped front panel that is hinged and opens to access the brass cover pendulum bob. The throat sections slightly tapers towards the head of the case. The front of this section is fitted with a removable panel and features a raised center line that flares out to the edges in an "S" curved format. This panel provides one access to the weight. The wooden bezel is fitted with glass. It is hinged and opens to a painted iron dial. This dial features Roman style hour numerals and a closed time ring. This dial measures approximately 10.5 inches in diameter. Behind it, is a brass movement that is weight driven. It is designed to run eight days on a full wind.
This clock measures approximately 35 inches long. and was made circa 1825.Inventory number 214092
About Joseph N. Dunning of Concord, Massachusetts and Burlington, Vermont.
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