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Federal Mahogany and Gilt Gesso Banjo Timepiece

Auction:
2230
Lot:
123
Sold for:
$4,113$3,500

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Auction:
Sale #2230 - 2230
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 22, 2004 11:00AM

Description:

Federal Mahogany and Gilt Gesso Banjo Timepiece, attributed to Lemuel Curtis, Concord, Massachusetts, early 19th century, the acorn finial and the brass bezel with convex glass enclosing a painted iron dial and eight-day brass movement above the throat and pendulum box with gilt moldings framing eglomise tablets, the lower depicting "Mount Vernon" flanked by brass side arms, (imperfections), lg. 33 1/2 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Keywords

Mount Vernon, Lemuel Curtis, Massachusetts, Banjo, Banjo clock, Bluegrass music, Brass instrument, Clocks