11-06-2005 11-06-2005
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2297 Boston
November 6, 2005 11:00 AMCalender

Mahogany Shelf Timepiece

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2297 Location: Boston Date / Time: November 06, 2005 11:00AM


Mahogany Shelf Timepiece, Samuel Mulliken (1746-1846), Salem or Lynn, Massachusetts, circa 1800-05, the top section with pierced shaped cresting topped and flanked by brass urn finials above the flat molded cornice and hinged door opening to a polychrome painted iron dial, the maker's name "S. Mulliken," encircled in a wreath on a white and black painted plinth flanked by red and blue flowers on a black background; and a brass weight-driven movement with a drop-strike mechanism; on a molded support and lower section of molded tombstone hinged door, all resting on ogee bracket feet, old surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 40, wd. 12, dp. 6 1/4 in.

Provenance: Descendants of Timothy Pickering.
Estimate $20,000-30,000


Samuel Mulliken, Lynn, Massachusetts, Timothy Pickering