Tall Case Clock
This tall case clock is one of three I built in 1990, in the style of Newport cabinetmakers Townsend & Goddard, circa 1780. It is also based upon another reproduction piece that I was able to measure. The clock shown was crafted from two planks of African mahogany boat lumber and remains at home with us today. It isn't clear if Townsend & Goddard built clock cases with their distinctive block and shell design, but they no doubt built clock cases. A famous six shell desk/bookcase built by John Goddard for the Brown family, the founders of Brown University, recently sold for $12.1 million. John Goddard died a near pauper.