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Mahogany Four Column Shelf Clock by Heman Clark

Auction:
2431
Lot:
6
Sold for:
$4,444$3,750

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

Description:

Mahogany Four Column Shelf Clock by Heman Clark, Plymouth, Connecticut, c. 1825, with free-standing columns flanking the 13 in. painted iron dial with Roman numerals and signed H. Clark, Plymouth, the lower section with free-standing columns and a reverse-painted tablet depicting a quaint rural village, eight-day brass, rack and snail "Salem Bridge" movement with embossed pendulum bob and two lead weights, ht. 26 1/2 in.

Note: For related examples see Chris H. Bailey, Heman Clark and the "Salem Bridge" Shelf Clocks, NAWCC Bulletin Supplement, June 1980, pp. 20-23
Estimate $3,500-4,500

Case refinished, dial with minor touch up, otherwise undisturbed, replacement seconds hand, lower tablet paint is unstable with flaking and loose paint, no evidence of printed label.

Keywords

Salem Bridge, Plymouth, Connecticut, Chris H. Bailey, loose paint, lower tablet paint, Oregon, Pendulum, Plymouth, Massachusetts, Salem, Tablet

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