HISTORIC signed "John Wood * Philadelphia" Senior, Early American Chippendale Tall Case Clock with domed lid circa 1750 to 1755 !!!

Very Few "Early American Chippendale Cases" are Known to exist, and most of them are from Philadelphia.
John Wood Senior worked in Philadelphia from 1734 to 1755. Then John Wood Junior took over the business at "Stretches Corner after his father's retirement in 1755. (John Wood Sr. died later after retirement in 1761)

Walnut Chippendale Case is a Treasure since there are so few Known. There is evidence that the Clock Originally Sat flat on the Bracket style of Wood molding of the Base, which means that the Block Feet Could have been added slightly later in it's history as seen with "Rose Head Nails & Wooden Pegs" in the Last Photo.

This clock was well maintained by a previous owner as seen by the Total Refurbishment of the Movement with "All New Bushings" !
The "Rose Colored Movement Plates" suggests a high 80% copper mix, versus regular cast Brass. This creates a slightly Harder base metal in stark contrast with all the Normal softer cast Brass Parts of the movement. Clock appears all Original whereas the Seatboard & Dial fits perfect into to the case without any shims. Very Unusual treatment on the top of the domed Bonnet too. (Looks like a Geometrically Stamped patent Leather)

Measures : Overall 96 and 1/4 inches from floor to the tip of spire on the Brass Spread Winged Eagle Finial.

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Historical Notes and Book References on John Wood senior of Philadelphia ;

John Wood Sr. Philadelphia Clockmaker *** Working years 1734 until 1755 ***
Started in 1734 on Front Street, then later relocated his Shop to Peter Stretch’s Corner, Philadelphia.
Ref. ; “Clockmakers & Watchmakers of America by Name & By Place”

Page : 446
By ; Baileys & Spitler
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History of Early Colonial Chippendale Clock Cases Circa 1750’s * Very Few are Known to Exist !

Book Ref. “Timeless Masterpieces of American Brass Dial Clocks.”

Page ; 75
By ; Frank L. Hohman III

ITEM ID
5908
COLOR
Brown
ORIGIN
United States • American
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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