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Shaker Shelf Clock Attributed to John Winkley

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
46
Sold for:
$27,060$22,000

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

Description:

Shaker Shelf Clock Attributed to John Winkley, Canterbury, New Hampshire, c. 1790-95, the cherry case with dovetailed flat top, kidney-shaped glazed dial door over the 5-in. Roman numeral silvered brass dial, lower door with oval pendulum aperture within the recessed panel all on a cove molded flat base, eight-day, time-only, step train movement with skeletonized plates, recoil escapement, pendulum suspension from the back of the dial and crutch assembly attached directly on the pallet arbor, powered by a shaped lead weight and regulated by a pendulum, ht. 26 1/2 in.

Provenance: Peter Sawyer Antiques; Terry and Karen Brotherton.

Literature: Several of these Winkley "Shaker" clocks are discussed in the NAWCC Bulletin, August 1999, pp. 437-451. The present clock is illustrated p. 446. A closely related example in the collections at the Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan, is illustrated p. 441.
Estimate $10,000-15,000


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

John Winkley, Canterbury, New Hampshire, Karen Brotherton, Peter Sawyer Antiques, Terry Brotherton, Dearborn, Henry Ford Museum