Carved Column & Splat Transitional Shelf Clock made by Mark Lane of Southington, Connecticut. NN108.

This is a very attractive transitional shelf clock made by Mark Lane of Southington, Connecticut circa 1830.

The case is mahogany and retains and older finish. All of the carved components are original to this clock. The two finials are carved in the form of pineapples. The splat and the split columns are carved in a similar theme. The feet are an interpretation of an animals paws. The reverse painted tablet is period. It is not puttied in place. It is held by glued strips. The tablet is in excellent condition and depicts an interesting scene and border. The dial is painted on wood and features Roman numerals. The wooden works 30-hour weight driven movement is a time and strike design and is in working order. The label is pasted onto the inside of the backboard and in fair condition. It does have some areas of loss on the sides. These areas usually list the population census and set up instructions for this clock. Overall this is a fine example. It has the following dimensions: 29 inches high, 16.75 inches wide, 5.5 inches deep.

Mark Lane worked in Southington, Connecticut until 1835 when he moved to Elizabethtown, New Jersey. He is recorded as working there until 1837.



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