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Edmund Currier Looking Glass Wall Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
15
Sold for:
$9,840$8,000

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

Description:

Edmund Currier Looking Glass Wall Clock, Salem, Massachusetts, 1825-30, the mahogany dovetailed case with full-length door held firm with large door latches, flat molded top cornice surmounting the reverse-painted tablet over the painted iron Roman numeral dish dial inscribed E. Currier/Salem and pierced spade hands flanked by twist-carved and turned columns capped by pressed brass rosettes, the lower section with original looking glass all opening to the eight-day, time-only movement with lead weight and brass-faced pendulum bob and wooden rod, ht. 38 1/2 in.

Provenance: An old typewritten label pasted to the backboard reads: "This clock was made by Edmund Currier, a Salem clockmaker about 1837. It hung in the dining room of Samuel L. Batchelder, Cedar St. from about 1850-1891."; Peter Sawyer Antiques; Terry and Karen Brotherton.

Literature: Illustrated and discussed in Horological Rarities of Space City '99, p. 17.
Estimate $8,000-12,000


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

Salem, Edmund Currier, Massachusetts, clockmaker, Karen Brotherton, Peter Sawyer Antiques, Terry Brotherton