Samuel Hickcox Pillar & Scroll Clock made in Humphreysville, Connecticut. A colonial mantel clock.

Examples of Samuel Hickcox’s clocks do not come to the market regularly. He is listed as working in Humphreysville, Connecticut in 1833-1840 and then again in Seymour, Connecticut in 1857. The Town of Seymour was incorporated in 1850 and took over the village of Humpherysville and also parts of the town of Derby.

This is a good looking example of an attractive model. The case is mahogany and and is trimmed out with tiger-maple accents. The feet, frets and finials are original to the clock. The reverse painted tablet has been professionally restored. The colors are excellent. The wooden dial is original to the clock. The wooden works 30 hour weight driven movement is a time and strike design. It strikes each hour on a bell mounted inside the case. The Maker’s label is pasted onto the inside of the backboard. It is in good overall condition and reads, “CLOCKS, / MADE AND SOLD BY / Samuel Hickcox / Humphreysville, Conn. / (WARRANTED, IF WELL USED.)

This is a classic New England clock. It is designed to fit on the colonial mantle piece of the period. It measures approximately 28 inches tall, 17.5 inches wide and 5 inches deep. This example (inventory number 218123) was made circa 1830.


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