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Mahogany "Empire" Mantel Clock by Chelsea

Auction:
2502
Lot:
656
Sold for:
$5,925$5,000

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

Description:

Mahogany "Empire" Mantel Clock by Chelsea, Boston, 1909, with flat cornice top, carved neoclassical swag below the dial, pierced brass side sound vents backed with fabric, 3/4 fluted columns flanking the 10-in. dia. "special" dial with raised Arabic numerals, pierced decoration and inscribed Chelsea Clock Co. Boston, U.S.A., serial number 35022, brass dial with beveled glass, eight-day time and "house" strike movement with lever escapement, ht. 24 1/2 in.

According to a certificate issued by the Chelsea Clock Company, May 8, 2008, this clock was shipped from the factory July 29, 1909 and sold to G.S. Kern. Copies of the document accompany the lot.
Estimate $2,500-4,500

No significant repairs or replacements, Movement overhauled by Chelsea in 2008.

Keywords

Chelsea Clock Co., United States, factory July, Chelsea clock, Clocks, Horology, Lever escapement, Mantel clock, Measurement, Movement, Time