William Cummens was a Simon Willard apprentice at work in Roxbury Massachusetts C. 1780 – 1830. He was a very active and talented clockmaker and produced superior examples of tall case, shelf and patent timepiece banjo clocks. The clock pictured in this offering is constructed from the finest, dense Mahogany accented by Satinwood string inlay. The case has a warm patina and has been French polished and waxed. The glue blocks that retain the fret have been restored. The overall quality and condition of the clock is outstanding with an untouched original signed dial, original tin can weights, original finials, and an undisturbed base, feet, and glue blocks. The overall height is 95″ tall. Flanking the bonnet door are a pair of fluted columns retained by brass capitals with brass stop flutes. The works have been professionally serviced and the clock runs and strikes fine. The waist door with thumb molded border is flanked by a pair of fluted quarter columns with brass stop flutes. The door opens to an undisturbed interior surface with original first period wall paper lining the backboard.
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