02-24-2002 02-24-2002
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
February 24, 2002 10:00AMCalender

Mahogany and Giltwood Eglomise Banjo Timepiece,

Auction: Sale #2128 - 2128 Location: Bolton Date / Time: February 24, 2002 10:00AM


Mahogany and Giltwood Eglomise Banjo Timepiece, Lemuel Curtis, Concord, Massachusetts, c. 1815, the brass eagle finials above the mahogany and gilt gesso case with brass bezel enclosing a painted and gilt iron dial inscribed "warranted by L Curtis" and eight-day weight-driven movement, the throat glass enclosing a thermometer and inscribed "L CURTIS PATENT," the lower tablet showing figures in a farm landscape, both framed by gilt spiral moldings and flanked by brass side arms, (restoration, imperfections), ht. 33 1/4 in.
Estimate $3,000-4,000


CURTIS PATENT, Lemuel Curtis, Massachusetts