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Jacob D. Custer, Mahogany Shelf Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
4
Sold for:
$14,760$12,000

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

Description:

Jacob D. Custer, Mahogany Shelf Clock, Norristown, Pennsylvania, c. 1830, the scroll-top case with freestanding columns flanking the 12 3/4-in. painted iron Arabic numeral dial signed J. D. Custer/Norristown/Patent with grain painted border around the perimeter and flowers in the spandrels and arch, lower mahogany veneered panel and four turned feet, eight-day time and strike movement with "pin" countwheel strike on great wheel with double-ended hammer, anchor escapement, pendulum, and two lead weights, ht. 38 1/2 in.

Provenance: The Time Museum, Rockford, Illinois (Inventory #980), Sotheby's Masterpieces from the Time Museum, October 14-15, 2004, Lot 1105; George Goolsby; Terry and Karen Brotherton.

Literature: This clock is illustrated and discussed in Edward F. LaFond, Jr. and J. Carter Harris, Pennsylvania Shelf and Bracket Clocks, 1750-1850, p. 48.
Estimate $15,000-25,000

Weights are replacements, repairs to reverse of scrolls, lacking pendulum, original hands, dial undisturbed including signature


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.

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Jacob D. Custer, Norristown, Pennsylvania, Time Museum, Rockford, George Goolsby, Karen Brotherton, Terry Brotherton, J. Carter Harris