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Mahogany Patent Looking Glass Wall Clock by Joseph Ives

Auction:
2431
Lot:
109
Sold for:
$3,437$2,900

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

Mahogany Patent Looking Glass Wall Clock by Joseph Ives, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1820, with scroll top, brass urn finials, full-length door with figured maple trim flanking the reverse-painted glass framing 7 1/4 in. square painted iron dial, lower looking glass and painted tablet flanked by reeded columns, blue-painted interior, eight-day iron-plated movement with brass wheels, roller pinions, two iron weights and long pendulum, ht. 56 1/2 in.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Dial relined and minor in-painting, object right scroll broken and repaired, object left scroll is a replacement, losses on reverse-painted tablets, putty refreshed on upper tablet, looking glass backboard in place with no apparent evidence of being removed, finials, pendulum and weights are period.

Keywords

Joseph Ives, Connecticut, Clocks, Pendulum, Stained glass

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