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Mahogany Sixty-Day Duration Longcase Clock by William Wilkinson

Auction:
2502
Lot:
538
Sold for:
$18,960$16,000

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

Description:

Mahogany Sixty-Day Duration Longcase Clock by William Wilkinson, No. 15, circa 1790, the scroll top case with brass rosettes, fluted columns flanking the arched hood door, highly figured waist door with full fluted columns at the sides, the base with canted corners and molded central panel all on an ogee base, 15-in. brass composite dial with Roman numerals, cast spandrels, rolling moon in the arch and inscribed with poetry and Wm. Wilkinson, No. 15, arched skeletonized sixty-day timepiece movement with subsidiary plate at the back supporting two winding drums, steel Brocot-type pallets, backboard mounted pendulum cock, two brass- cased weights, wooden pendulum rod and cylindrical brass bob, ht. 93 in.
Estimate $6,000-9,000

Feet and seating board are replacements, case finish has been professionally cleaned and waxed, roling moon is repainted, dial cleaned and coated, no significant replacements on movement.

Keywords

William Wilkinson, Clocks, Horology, Longcase clock, Pendulum