I took possession yesterday of a clock case that is a bit different. It is a form of pillar & scroll, but it is different than any I have photos of or have seen, and that may be more than 1000 images on file. It is most unusual in that its base is stepped out at the lower end of the columns. The only example of a P&S form that is similar in the base construction is this Ives and Lewis. And to that point, I am 99% confident that case was built by the same person or shop. Who that party might be remains unknown? Ives and Lewis were in business 1818-1823. The Ives & Lewis movements are roller pinion and they were made in a fashion to avoid interference with Terrys patent on his mantle clock movements. But, those movements are substantially different than what was used in this loose case. In this loose case, the movement mounts with 4 pins, as do many wood works of the period. In the Ives & Lewis case, the movement mounts to the backboard, no pinning to the rails. The loose case uses an 10" dial also where most WW clocks use 11" or slightly larger dials. The base of the loose case is slotted for feet, but there is no indication they were ever fit. No remaining glue, the patina is the same inside the slots as the base itself, etc. The scrolls on both clocks are fit in the same fashion, have nearly identical glue blocks and other construction details. So, anybody have any idea who may have made this clock or what it may have had for a movement/dial? It has only a couple of loose fragments remaining of its original label. I would guess it is only slightly later than the Ives and Lewis shown here and I also suspect it was not Ives related directly. Subsequent Ives movements of this general period became what we call seatboard groaners and this case did not use any of the several variants of those movements. The last photo shows 3 seatboard groaners just in case they are not familiar to you. The loose case is 2" shorter and almost 2" more narrow than the larger clock, yet all the joinery is done up in the very same way between the two cases. I don't know if the feet on the example uses the rectangular cut-outs or more conventional round dowels.