A fine inlaid mahogany long case clock the movement by Peter Stretch, Philadelphiacirca 1720 -30, the case circa 1790-1810
Lot 1027
A fine inlaid mahogany long case clock
the movement by Peter Stretch, Philadelphia
circa 1720 -30, the case circa 1790-1810
Sold for US$ 12,500 inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine inlaid mahogany long case clock the movement by Peter Stretch, Philadelphiacirca 1720 -30, the case circa 1790-1810 A fine inlaid mahogany long case clock the movement by Peter Stretch, Philadelphiacirca 1720 -30, the case circa 1790-1810 A fine inlaid mahogany long case clock the movement by Peter Stretch, Philadelphiacirca 1720 -30, the case circa 1790-1810 A fine inlaid mahogany long case clock the movement by Peter Stretch, Philadelphiacirca 1720 -30, the case circa 1790-1810 A fine inlaid mahogany long case clock the movement by Peter Stretch, Philadelphiacirca 1720 -30, the case circa 1790-1810 A fine inlaid mahogany long case clock the movement by Peter Stretch, Philadelphiacirca 1720 -30, the case circa 1790-1810 A fine inlaid mahogany long case clock the movement by Peter Stretch, Philadelphiacirca 1720 -30, the case circa 1790-1810
Property of various owners
A fine inlaid mahogany long case clock
the movement by Peter Stretch, Philadelphia
circa 1720 -30, the case circa 1790-1810

The hood with three urn finials above swan's neck pediment carved with rosettes supported by inlaid shaped pillars, the trunk with similar corner columns flanking the shaped door with elliptical inlay, similarly inlaid plinth raised on ogee bracket feet, movement with four knopped and ringed pillars, anchor escapement, striking the hour on bell by means of inside count wheel, twelve inch dial with applied arch incorporating silvered signature boss with mock pendulum aperture within gilt cherub and crown supporters above the silvered roman and Arabic chapter ring with fleur de lis half hour marks and lozenge half quarter marks, the matted center with ringed winding holes, date aperture and seconds ring, pierced steel hands height 94 in (238cm)

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Donald L. Fennimore and Frank L. Hohmann III. Stretch: America's First Family of Clockmakers. (2013). The present clock is described and illustrated as Cat. No. 31.


    This finely made case appears to have been made specifically for this movement, c. 1800, with the intention to modernize the appearance of the clock.

    Peter Stretch (1670 – 1746), was a Quaker, born in England who emigrated with his family to Philadelphia in 1703 where he established himself as a clockmaker. Respected as an artisan and active in civic affairs, his life and work has been recently documented by Fennimore and Hohmann.

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