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Mahogany Off-Center Pillar and Scroll Clock by Seth Thomas

Auction:
2502
Lot:
563
Sold for:
$4,148$3,500

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

Description:

Mahogany Off-Center Pillar and Scroll Clock by Seth Thomas, Plymouth, Connecticut, circa 1818, the scroll-top case with brass urn finials, painted wooden dial with Roman numerals and raised gilt gesso and Arabic minutes inside chapter ring, red and green diamond pattern spandrels on a gilt background, reverse-painted tablet with off-set pendulum aperture, printed maker's label on backboard stating in part Patent Clocks Made and Sold by Seth Thomas, Warranted if Well Used, thirty-hour strap type movement with count-wheel mounted at the center, wooden pulleys on the underside of the roof board, tin-cased wood capped weights with internal pulleys and brass faced pendulum bob, ht. 30 1/4 in.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Case in old surface, clear top glass is the original, reverse-painted lower glass is repainted, scrolls, feet, apron and dial are undisturbed, finials, weights and pendulum appear to be the originals.

Keywords

Seth Thomas, Connecticut, Plymouth, Bob, Clocks, Horology, Pendulum