Chippendale Mahogany Tall Clock by Cummens

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A fine Chippendale mahogany veneer tall case clock with eight day brass time and strike movement signed by the maker William Cummens (1768-1834), Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1795 – 1815.

In fine condition with original construction and retaining the original cast brass finials and the original eight-day brass movement signed by the maker, William Cummens of Roxbury, Massachusetts.  There are minor repairs to the scrolled pierced fretwork, retaining the original pieces, as well as some minor repairs to the mahogany veneer throughout.

Tell me more: We are occasionally asked why we call these “Tall Clocks” and not “Grandfather Clocks”.  When the song “My Grandfather’s Clock” was written by Henry Clay Work, it was so popular that it basically renamed what had previously been referred to as a tall clock, or tall case clock. The song was written in 1876, long after the clocks in our shop were made.  So while you are welcome to call them what you will, we refer to our old clocks by their original name.