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Elnathan Taber Mahogany Coffin Clock

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2804M
Lot:
14
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2804M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 25, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Elnathan Taber Mahogany Coffin Clock, Roxbury, Massachusetts, c. 1810, the dovetailed case with full-length door, glazed opening for the 7 3/4-in. painted iron Roman numeral dial inscribed Warranted by E. Taber, eight-day time and detached alarm movements, the time movement with step train and through bolt attachment to the case, pendulum suspended by a "T-bridge" and two period lead weights, ht. 32 in.

Provenance: Skinner, January 16, 1993; Terry and Karen Brotherton.

Literature: This clock is illustrated and discussed in Horological Rarities of Space City '99, p. 2.
Estimate $15,000-25,000

Dial signature apparently was heightened, but photos with the clock clearly show the signature to be the original after enhancing was removed. Later the "foot print" vacant spaces were filled in for cosmetic appearance.


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

Roxbury, Massachusetts, Karen Brotherton, Terry Brotherton