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Birge and Fuller Beehive Candlestick "Wagon Spring" Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
40
Sold for:
$5,228$4,250

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

Description:

Birge and Fuller Beehive Candlestick "Wagon Spring" Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1850, painted zinc Roman numeral dial over the transfer-decorated tablet flanked by a pair of "candlesticks," the lower door with transfer painted tablet with pendulum aperture of red flowers, inside a printed maker's label, thirty-hour time and strike "accelerating lever" or wagon-spring clock, ht. 21 3/4 in.


Provenance: Chris Bailey; Terry and Karen Brotherton.

Literature: Illustrated and discussed in NAWCC Bulletin #277, p. 170; also shown in Classic American Clocks, p. 10, and Horological Rarities of Space City '99, p. 3.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Top door transfer decorated tablet has a single crack in the lower half, minor losses on the original dial, good clean label, wagon spring and movement.


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

Connecticut, Chris Bailey, Karen Brotherton, Terry Brotherton