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Federal Mahogany Inlaid Shelf Timepiece

Auction:
2255
Lot:
131
Sold for:
$99,500$85,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2255
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 07, 2004 11:00AM

Description:

Federal Mahogany Inlaid Shelf Timepiece, Joshua Wilder, Hingham, Massachusetts, c. 1805-15, the hood with brass urn finial on a plinth with dart inlay and flanking fretwork above the deep cove molded plinth on flat molded cornice and scratch-beaded string inlaid glazed kidney door opening to a white painted iron dial embellished with gilt, inscribed "Joshua Wilder, Hingham" and eight-day brass weight-driven movement, with cove mid-molding on projecting base inlaid with contrasting stringing and bordered by crossbanding all on flaring feet joined by valanced skirt, old surface, (very minor imperfections), ht. 40, wd. 13, dp. 6 in.

Provenance: Cornelius Moore, Newport, Rhode Island.

Note: Handwritten label on seat board reads "cleaned and repaired by JJ Beals, 16 Hanover Street, Boston, March 25th, 1871."
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Keywords

Joshua Wilder, Hingham, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Cornelius Moore, Hingham, Massachusetts, Inlay, New England, Wilder

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