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John Hunt Steeple Clock with "Wagon Spring"

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
43
Sold for:
$7,995$6,500

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

Description:

John Hunt Steeple Clock with "Wagon Spring", Plainville, Connecticut, c. 1845, mahogany veneered, reverse ogee, "sharp gothic" oversized shelf clock with full-length door, the upper glazed dial opening over the painted zinc Roman numeral dial, the lower with frosted glass depicting an American eagle and shield, thirty-hour time and strike movement with wagon spring and maker's label in the lower section, ht. 29 1/2 in.

Provenance: Herschel Futch; Terry and Karen Brotherton.

Literature: Illustrated and discussed in Horological Rarities of Space City '99, p. 12.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Dial repainted, lower glass a replacement, minor losses to printed maker's label.


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

Plainville, Connecticut, Herschel Futch, Karen Brotherton, Terry Brotherton