Elmer O. Stennes ~ Dwarf Grandfather Clock

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 07, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

Offered for auction is a tall case clock custom made by the noted clockmaker Elmer O. Stennes of Weymouth, Mass. This particular style clock is ofter referred to as a "Dwarf" tall case clock due to it's size. Stennes is very well known for his high-quality clocks with hand-crafted cases and also quite famous for events in his personal life including killing his wife, going to prison and being murdered himself. His period for clockmaking spans the years from the late 1940s to the early 1970s.

This particular clock has a Mahogany case with spring-driven works. The pendulum is a simple stick-style with weighted brass cylinder. Brass key included. Very clean, uncluttered classic form case of highly grained solid Mahogany. The bonnet has a nicely scrolled arch and rosettes topped with a simple brass finial. The dial is metal with Roman numerals, two fancy hands and colorful floral decorations in all four corners. The face has three keyholes for winding the mechanisms; one for the movement, two for the pair of chimes (1/4, 1/2 and hour chimes). The bonnet slides off from the front for easy access to the movement.

The clock stands a little over 6 feet tall with the base and bonnet being 13 inches wide. Both are 7-1/2 inches deep; beautifully proportioned. Very good condition, no damage or repairs only minor nicks to a few edges and a few minor scratches around the base. Was running when removed from it's previous owner's home.

Great clock for the serious collector, auction records show a strong support level for Stennes' hand crafted clocks. Elmer O. Stennes' colorful history surely enhances their desirability! Pictures show good detail, bid with confidence! Modest reserve.

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The number "22" is stamped in two places; one on a glue block behind the pediment, the other below the dial on the case. The number 64 (year made?) is stamped below the dial also.