A Chippendale walnut tall case clock<br>George Woltz, Hagerstown<br>late 18th century
Lot 8114W
A Chippendale walnut tall case clock
George Woltz, Hagerstown, Maryland
late 18th century
Sold for US$ 6,875 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Property from a San Francisco Bay area private collection
A Chippendale walnut tall case clock
George Woltz, Hagerstown, Maryland
late 18th century
height 88in (223cm); width 18in (46cm); depth 10in (25cm)

Footnotes

  • George Woltz (1744-1813) was a clock maker and cabinetmaker in Hagerstown and an active member of his community as evidenced by frequent references in the contemporary press. In 1776 at Annapolis he is listed as a 2nd major in the Maryland Militia; in 1791 he was a charter member of the Hagerstown Fire Company.
    The Federal Gazette of June 5, 1801 describes a meeting of the Mechanics Society in York, Pennsylvania, held for the purpose of promoting the member's trades. Various toasts were made to "good fellowship." George Woltz earnestly proposed:
    "May virtue continue to the main spring of our government. May the friends of order wind up its chains, and may its hands always point to the public good."

    Literature:
    Whisker, Hartzler and Petrucelli, Maryland Clockmakers, 1996, p. 102
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