Massachusetts Shelf Clocks

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Massachusetts Shelf Clocks

The shelf clock was popularized most notably by the Willard family of clockmakers in the early 1800s. More affordable than a tall-case or grandfather clock, the shelf clock expanded the market for the Willards and other early American clockmakers. Pictured are two variations of the classic Massachusetts shelf clock. One features ogee bracket feet and a stunning mahogany crotch in the base. The other is based on a circa 1805-12 Aaron Willard clock enclosed in a case attributed to John and Thomas Seymour. It has "French" feet and makore veneer in the base. These are only two of the numerous variations available. The face can be decorated as you choose, those shown are very traditional. The face could have your name or the occasion if the clock is a gift or marks an event in your life. Both clocks have eight-day, weight driven mechanical movements. Consistent with the period of the clock, either vintage or restoration glass is used in the door. Both are thinner and lighter than modern glass and have visible imperfections including bubbles and "waviness". The clocks are timekeepers only, they do not strike the hour.

Dimensions:

30 H x 13 3/8 W x 6 1/2 D