William Cummens Roxbury Massachusetts Presentation Tall Case Clock C. 1800

William Cummens, Roxbury

Circa 1800 High Style Chippendale Mahogany Tall Case Clock made by William Cummens, Roxbury MA.   Cummens was trained by Simon Willard and many “Willard School” features are found in this wonderful example.   The painted iron dial with untouched original signature also bears the inscription: “Warranted for Mr. James Willey.”   The arched bonnet with applied chimneys & fretwork adorned by 3 original brass ball and spire finials.   The glazed door opens to a painted iron dial signed by the maker and is an early example that was brought over from England.   Many of the early Willard tall clocks employ painted iron dials from the Birmingham Foundries.   The bonnet is flanked by fluted columns with brass inset stop flutes.   The waist section with bold crown moldings moldings, flanked by fluted quarter columns with brass stop flutes as well.   Choice figured Mahogany rectangular waist door with thumb molded edge.  The base with inlaid foliate central theme continues to an early step molded base all on ogee bracket feet.   Original “tin can” weights power the eight day brass striking movement.  The works have been professionally serviced in our shop and the clock runs & strikes perfectly.  \