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Mahogany Hourglass Shelf Clock by Joseph Ives

Auction:
2431
Lot:
96
Sold for:
$4,148$3,500

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

Description:

Mahogany Hourglass Shelf Clock by Joseph Ives, Plainville, Farmington, Connecticut, c. 1839-41, free-standing columns flanking the "hour glass" shaped case, 9 1/2 in. brass dial with Roman numerals, painted tablet with town center and meeting house, 30-hour brass time and strike movement with direct fusees on the winding barrel, lantern pinions, countwheel strike and iron leaf spring mounted inside the top of the case powering the clock, ht. 23 in.

For a discussion and illustration of a related example see Kenneth D. Roberts, The Contributions of Joseph Ives to Connecticut Clock Technology, 1810-1862, pps. 207, 209-10.
Estimate $7,000-9,000

Brass dial is a replacement, tablet repainted, lacking a printed maker''s label inside the case.

Keywords

Joseph Ives, Farmington, Plainville, Connecticut, Kenneth D. Roberts, Clocks

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