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Two Wood Watch Part Cabinets

Auction:
2502
Lot:
214
Sold for:
$593$500

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Two Wood Watch Part Cabinets, America, late 19th century, one a "Fowler's Patented Material Cabinet" (label gone), with three drawers having slide-lid compartments, the bottommost filled mostly with brooch pins; the other a box with canted top and hinged lids opening to a total of twelve numbered compartments holding watch keys, ht. 6, 3; wd. 12 1/2, 8; dp. 11, 13 in.

Note: Crom #2 discusses cabinets on pp. 385-387, and pictures a Fowler's Patent example there. Further, on p. 276, in figure 501, a page from Otto Young & Co.'s catalogue is reproduced, and cabinets like these are shown.
Estimate $250-450

Keywords

Fowler's Patented Material Cabinet, Otto Young & Co., Business, Furniture