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Two Walnut Fowler's Patented Material Cabinets

Auction:
2502
Lot:
215
Sold for:
$504$425

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

Description:

Two Walnut Fowler's Patented Material Cabinets, Fowler & Co., Buffalo, New York, late 19th century, the first a five-drawer example, the drawers empty but with numerous compartments covered with sliding lids having old labels on them; the second a three-drawer example with compartments covered with sliding lids containing a variety of watch parts including wheels, wheel blanks, escapement wheels, assorted verge watch materials, and pinions.

Note: Crom #2 discusses cabinets on pp. 385-387, and pictures a three-drawer 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 $200-400

Keywords

Fowler & Co., Otto Young & Co., Furniture, Time, Watch