Henry Griffen of New York and Brooklyn, New York.

Henry Griffen is listed as a clockmaker working in New York City and in Brooklyn, New York as early as 1791 through 1818. Currently, very little is known of his business and of his output. This construction of this clock and case suggests that at one time, he had some ties to Boston. I would speculate that he ordered this entire clock, the case, the movement and an unsigned dial from there for his own client. When it arrived in his shop, he had his name and working location painted on the dial.

Henry Griffen of New York, New York. Case attributed to John & Thomas Seymour of Boston.

An important Hepplewhite tall case clock with dial signed by “Henry Griffen / New York.” The inlaid mahogany case is attributed… read more