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RARE 18TH C. NEW ENGLAND MAHOGANY TALL CASE CLOCK BY JOHN BAILEY. Bailey, of Hanover, Mass, was a clockmaker and the father of three sons who were clockmakers: John II, Calvin, and Lebbeus. John Sr. was known to have made wooden works clocks as well as metal works clocks as was John II. The painted metal dial with green and gilt decorative design retains most of its original paint and is signed simply “John Bailey”, therefore we are uncertain whether this was the father (1730-1810) or the son (1751-1823). The case is mahogany with quarter columns and cutout Heppelwhite base. The crest surmounted by three brass balls. This piece descended through a family near Farmington, Maine. SIZE: 7′ 7″ t. (incl. finial). CONDITION: Some paint loss to dial, crest missing, otherwise in generally good condition. 9-92389 (7,500-12,500)

Auction: Fine Art, Antiques & Asian - Samoset 2002
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