Jesse Emory of Weare, New Hampshire. Wooden geared tall case clock. JJ-239

This is a wonderful example. The case is well proportioned and retains it’s original grain painted surface. The case appears to be constructed in birch. Birch is an indigenous wood that is found locally. It was often used in furniture making. The base stands on four boldly formed cutout feet. They retain excellent height. The waist is long and narrow and features a rectangular shaped waist door. Note the unusual construction of the door lock. It is skillfully crafted from wood. Jesse Emory is somewhat known to have made his owned door locks. The bonnet is a traditional New England form. It features a wonderfully patterned fret work design that is positioned between three tall chimney plinths. The plinths support turned wooden finials. The bonnet door is an arched form that is fitted with glass. It opens to allow one access to the hands. Two fully turned bonnet columns flank this door. They end in wooden capitals that retain their original gilding. The thick wooden dial is maple. It is skillfully decorated in red and blue, the chapter ring is black, and it is signed by the Maker along with the working location in the arch. The time and strike weight driven movement is constructed in wood having very large and sturdy gearing which is typical of clocks made by this maker. The quality is first rate. This clock is designed to run 30 hours on a full wind and features a count wheel strike. This clock stands 7 feet 5.5 inches tall. It was made circa 1795.



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