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Pennsylvania Walnut Inlaid Tall Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
1
Sold for:
$4,920$4,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2804M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 25, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Pennsylvania Walnut Inlaid Tall Clock, Attributed to John Albert, Adams County, Pennsylvania, c. 1795, carved flame finials and pinwheel swan's neck hood, above the four freestanding columns flanking the painted Roman numeral dial with sweep center seconds, raised gilt and pictorial painted spandrels, moon's age in arch, and calendar aperture, carved shell-top full-length waist door with center inlaid star flanked by reeded columns, raised panel base with central star inlay and turned quarter-columns, and ogee bracket feet, eight-day, brass, time and rack strike movement with dead-beat escapement mounted towards the rear plate, powered by two lead weights, and regulated by a brass-faced pendulum. ht. 97 in.

Provenance: Terry and Karen Brotherton.

Literature: Illustrated in Horological Rarities of Space City '99, p. 8.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

plinths and finials new, old finish, feet and base restored


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Adams County, Pennsylvania, Karen Brotherton, Terry Brotherton